Lemon basil herbed rice

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Rice, uncooked
¼ cup Lemon basil, chopped/fresh
1 small Bay leaf
1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
\N \N Tabasco sauce to taste
2½ cup Chicken stock
\N \N Salt & white pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt the butter in an ovenproof saucepan.

Add the onion and cook until it is softened and translucent--about 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Add lemon basil, the bay leaf, parsley, Tabasco and stock. Bring to boil, cover tightly and transfer to the oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove the bay leaf. Add salt and white pepper to taste. With a fork, fluff rice and serve.

Source: "Recipes From A Kitchen Garden" by Renee Shepherd & Fran Raboff.

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