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RCP: Minty Lemon Rice

Postby Bill Spencer » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:21 pm

While reading the Sunday Parade magazine, came across this recipe ... Kathleen and I were thinking of grilling some lamb chops so ..........

1/4 C Olive Oil
1 Medium sweet onion, diced
1 Carrot, cut into 1/4 inch dice
Fresh minced garlic to equate to 1 T
Salt to taste
3 1/3 C Water
Finely grated zest and juice of 2 fresh lemons
1 1/2 C Long grain rice
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 Scallions (including 3 inches of green) thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/4 C Fresh mint leaves, chopped

Heat the oil in a pot over low heat ... add the onion, carrots, and salt and cook until wilted, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, and adding the garlic during the last 3 minutes ... add the water, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the pot and bring to a boil ... stir in the rice, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and simmer until the rice absorbs the liquid and is tender, about 20 minutes ... fluff with a fork and remove to a serving dish ... add the pepper, scallions, and mint and fluff one more time with a fork ...

Serves 6

Enjoyed the meal with a 2003 Peachy Canyon Cabernet Franc Paso Robles ...
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Re: RCP: Minty Lemon Rice

Postby Jenise » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:28 pm

Bill, that sounds terrific--lemon and mint have a real affinity for each other, don't they? I'll bet the pairing with lamb was especially good.
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Yep !

Postby Bill Spencer » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:25 pm

The only thing I would have changed was the wine ... think an Aussie shiraz with a dose of eucalyptus would have been the ultimate pairing ... the cab franc was great but a good shiraz would have been perfect ...
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Re: Yep !

Postby Bob Henrick » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:38 pm

Bill, the next time you try this recipe, buy a bottle of current vintage Cline Small Berry mourvedre. If sticker shock doesn't get you, the wine will make you a poor man, because you will be wanting it by the case. :-)
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