Parmesan Lemon Herb Brown Rice

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 55m
Ready In

"This is adapted from a photo copy from a book or magazine. It says The Best Light Recipe at the top. My notes were to increase the lemon and decrease the basil. So I offered that below. Please use fresh lemon and herbs. Using the oven method gives you a fluffy and chewy brown rice instead of wet and soupy or burnt and crunchy."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (191.6 g)
  • Calories 196.4
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.6 mg
  • Sodium - 620.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 5.3 g
  • Calcium - 67.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 3

Spread rice in a 8x8 glass baking dish.

Step 4

Combine the onion, oil, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in the broth and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Once broth is boiling immediately pour it over the rice.

Step 7

Cover the baking dish tightly with a double layer of foil.

Step 8

Bake until rice is tender, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Step 9

Remove baking dish from oven, uncover, and fluff the rice with a fork.

Step 10

Stir in the parmesan, parsley, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest and pepper.

Step 11

Cover the dish with a clean kitchen towel and let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 12

Uncover and let the rice stand for 5 minutes longer before serving.


No special items needed.

11 Reviews


Delicious rice that I used as a stuffing for pork tenderloin slices. I will definitely use this again to have as a side to many of my meals in the future!


review by:
(5 Mar 2022)


Such a great rice to serve with many meals. I have made this several times, and we always like it!


review by:
(21 Mar 2018)


I loved your beefy mushroom rice so when I saw this while going through your recipes I had to try it also. So delicious, especially with chicken!


review by:
(12 Mar 2015)


Great rice! We especially love this rice with baked chicken.


review by:
(1 Nov 2014)


We love it every time we have it. Goes with anything just about!


review by:
(17 Aug 2014)


I reduced the recipe for 3 servings and then had it 3 times as sides. It was delicious in every sense of the word and was a favorite of mine right away. I will incorporate this into my diet and enjoy it when I do!


review by:
(3 Aug 2014)

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