Out of the Hat Rice

Out of the Hat Rice

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"I came up with this on Mother's Day to accompany a heavy meal I didn't want to serve with potatoes. It's simple, quick, and surprisingly good!"


35 m servings 225 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the basmati rice, water, green onions, salt, and pepper together in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Stir in the butter. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and let simmer for 15 minutes. When the rice has steam openings in the top between the grains, stir in the lemon juice. Cover and let sit off the heat for 10 minutes to finish steaming.
  2. To serve, place 4 spinach leaves in a fan shape on a plate; scoop up several balls of rice using an ice cream scoop. Place the rice scoops decoratively onto the spinach leaves, and serve.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Simple rice all dressed up! Gorgeous presentation, delicately seasoned rice with the green onion, lemon and butter that plays the supporting role to your main meat or fish dish perfectly. I lov...

This modest, unassuming rice almost stole the show and the main dish's primary role. Only difference is I used chicken broth in lieu of the water which gave the dish a little more depth and used...

I used brown basmati rice and increased the water to reflect the change in rice. I did saute the green onion and a little bit of minced garlic slightly in a tbsp. of EVOO before adding the water...

Perfect rice dish to go with the Broiled Tilapia Parmesan (from this site). Followed the recipe with the exception of using Low Sodium Chicken Stock instead of water and added the lemon juice to...

This is a very good side if you want the protein you are making to really shine. It's a nice mild flavored rice. Even with the addition of the green onions the rice is not overpowering, which ...

This rice was a quick and easy way to change things up! Very lemony and you should know this going in due to the recipe itself. It went very well with Shrimp Francesca recipe from this site an...

I give this recipe 5 stars for ease of preparation and being tasty. I used margarine instead of butter (to keep it parve to serve with chicken). Oops! I forgot to rinse the rice. No problem. ...

Pretty darn good. Used brown rice instead of basmati. Also added garlic as suggested by tat2whttrsh. mmmm

Meh. Not an interesting flavor, particularly. Nice presentation, but....