Rice is sautéed in butter then baked with stock and aromatics for the perfect, super flavorful side dish.
Preheat oven to 375º F. Melt butter in a heavy skillet, then add rice. Cook, stirring often, until light brown.
Stir in chicken broth and eat until boiling. Pour everything into lightly greased casserole dish, then cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in celery, parsley, carrots, and sliced almonds, then pepper. Cover and bake for additional 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, and squeeze fresh lemon juice over everything and stir (optional). Garnish with sliced almonds, if desired.