Light Lemon-Dill Rice

3 years ago
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This lemon-dill rice makes a quick and easy side for whatever your weeknight has in store. 

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I write this while listening to early jazz on Pandora. I ran behind a lot today and felt as if there wasn’t enough time to get anything done. I need  to just unwind for a few minutes. Here’s the deal, I like free radio. My music choices run the gamut from Wolfgang Gartner for working out to the Beatles, and everything in between. I come from a time when television was free. Yes, it was FREE.

We are sort of living in a time warp over here. We don’t have DVR or gasp NBC Sports. I will stop here and take a deep breath. 

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Meanwhile, dinner needs to be made. What am I going to pull together quick? This side dish fits right in. OK, I’m good. I’ve got it covered. I put my seven ingredients together and boom I’m ready with a side dish. I served this with a tuna burger. Perfect accompaniment. 

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Along with the enjoyment I get out of free radio I relish finding cool stuff when I thrift store shop. Aren’t these adorable? Yes, I posed them kissing. 

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You will want to add this quick and easy side dish to your weeknight menu. 

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Serves 3-5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (8.8-ounce) packages natural whole grain ready rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill

Directions

  1. To a medium pan add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Heat pan on medium-high heat 1-2 minutes. Add all ingredients, stir to combine and heat through about 5 minutes. Serve with tuna burgers. 
  2. The recipe I used for tuna burgers is from Can You Stay For Dinner. I’ve used it before HERE in my post from two years ago. 

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