Lemon Rice with Capers and Parsley

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Lemon Rice with Capers and Parsley recipe from RecipeGirl.com

Lemon Rice with Capers and Parsley

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:25 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Directions:
  1. Add rice to a large pan of boiling water and cook over high heat for about 15 minutes, or until just tender. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again thoroughly.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add rice, salt, and pepper and heat, stirring gently with a fork. Stir in lemon juice, capers, and parsley and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in remaining butter and taste for seasoning. Serve immediately.
Tips:
  • This rice dish may be kept up to 2 hours at room temperature. Reheat carefully in top part of double boiler over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Nutrition:
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/2 cup) Calories: 143, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Sugar per serving: .15g, Sodium: 358mg, Fiber: .5g, Protein: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per 1/2 cup:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 7, Points Plus Program: 4, Old Points Program: 3
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (via The Cuisine of California)
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