(Brooke's FAVORITE side dish!)
3 c. water or chicken broth
1 1/2 c. long grain white or basmati rice, rinsed until the water runs clear
Pinch of salt
6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, peeled
Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
Bring the water to a boil in a large heavy saucepan. Add the rice, salt, and 1 Tablespoon of the butter and place the clove of garlic on top. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Cover tightly and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, 20-25 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes, covered. Stir in the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, the lemon juice and zest, and parsley. Serve immediately.