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Lemony-Mint Rice

2 cups water
1 cup basmati rice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup fresh mint, chopped
Grated zest of one lemon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

•In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the rice, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
•In a sauté pan, heat one tablespoonful of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
•Pour the rice into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cooked onion and garlic, mint, lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining oil and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings