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Categories: Sides, Vegetarian

Lemon and Mint Riso

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Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 cup riso, orzo or other rice-shaped pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Step 1Combine the zest, mint and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2Bring about 1 1/2 quarts of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the riso and cook until tender, about 9 minutes. Drain the riso and toss with the butter and reserved lemon zest mixture.

Each serving:
75 calories; 103 mg sodium; 8 mg cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 10 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.67 gram fiber.
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