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Lemon Basmati Rice

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious and easy side dish, goes great with fish!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 194 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook the rice, ginger, and lemon zest together in the hot oil for about 1 minute; add the lemon juice and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil; cover the pot and allow the mixture to simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 194 calories; 3 g fat; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is the best rice recipe I have ever tasted! I made it exactly as stated in the recipe and I wouldn't change a thing!

Most helpful critical review

Maybe our lemon was unusually large, but DH and I both thought there was way too much lemon in the rice.

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This is the best rice recipe I have ever tasted! I made it exactly as stated in the recipe and I wouldn't change a thing!

Excellent! Followed the recipe, using Low Sodium Chicken Stock and everyone loved it. The bright, fresh flavors of the ginger and lemon made this a perfect side to go with Baked Scallops. We wil...

lemon rice is common in india particularly in south india. I know this dish as a vegetarian. Hi, dont add chicken or any non veggie into this also my suggestion is that basmati rice alone is n...

Delicious! I did not have fresh lemon so as another reviewer did, I used lemon juice (2 T.) and lemon pepper in place of the zest. Also used 1 T. ground ginger instead of fresh and then followed...

I made this rice (exactly as suggested) as a side dish for lemon pork gyros and it was a hit! Even my two young kids ate every last piece.

Didn't have any ginger. Was great without it

Had this with lobster tail, and it complemented the flavour wonderfully. Will definitely be making this rice again.

Maybe our lemon was unusually large, but DH and I both thought there was way too much lemon in the rice.

My whole family LOVED this rice! I had to tweak the recipe because we didn't have lemons (only lime), so I used lemon juice and lime zest. We also did not have basmati rice, so I used jasmine ...