Lemon zest and just a hint of cinnamon give this sweet rice dish a bright, warm note. Use a microplane grater to make quick work of zesting your lemon.
- 4 cup(s) water
- 2 cup(s) uncooked white rice, long-grain
- 1/2 cup(s) raisins, chopped
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest, minced, or more to taste
In a medium-size saucepan, combine water, rice, raisins, sugar, salt, and cinnamon; set over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is done, about 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in lemon zest; fluff with a fork and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.