Lemon Basil Risotto

posted by RiceSelect on 6/16/2016

Post courtesy of The Clean Eating Couple

Healthy Lemon Basil Risotto is the perfect light, summer side dish. With zesty lemon and fresh basil, the flavors are out of this world! This post is sponsored by Texmati Rice in collaboration with the Mambo Sprouts Blogging Network.Lemon Basil Risotto 3

Is it me or is it really starting to feel like summer? With the exception with a rainy Sunday, I’ve spent the past 2 weekends outside enjoying the sun and working on my tan. (Safely… obviously. Just invested in this Honest Company Mineral Based Sunscreen and I just have to say that it works amazing!) It still hasn’t been warm enough for me to go to the beach, but I’m hoping to do that this weekend.

In between catching some rays – I’ve been cooking up a storm. Last week I made this Lemon Basil Risotto for meal prepping. I had it for lunch every day last week, and I loved it so much I made it again this week to go with my chicken!

I love cooking with citrus juice + zest. It’s such a light, simple ingredient – but it adds SO much to any recipe. Rice can be pretty boring if you just boil it and serve as a side…. but add some lemon juice and zest to it and you’ll honestly feel like you’re eating a gourmet side dish.

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