This lemon rice with peas makes the perfect side dish for any meal! Don't love peas? Make it your own by mixing in your favorite vegetables.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir rice and thyme in hot margarine in medium-sized saucepan 5 minutes or until rice is lightly golden. Carefully stir in both, water, ReaLemon®, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

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  • Remove from heat. Stir in peas. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds. Optional: Top with garnish for added color.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; 5.1 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 356 mg sodium. 40.4 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
This was a really nice simple side dish. Will definitely make again! Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
This was a really nice simple side dish. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2015
Very good! I added garlic powder and a little salt with the thyme and pepper. I also added broccoli instead of peas as my husband doesn't like peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
Really good. I left out the almonds but followed the recipe other than that. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2016
Very simple rice to make. Tasty. I had never "roasted"? he rice with margarine/butter before adding fluids it keeps the rice nice and clean and not sticky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2017
My husband did this while I cooked another dish. I thought maybe it tasted too lemony and next time would try maybe a little heavier on the spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2015
Very easy to make and the taste was good that my family would like again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
Turned out great! I changed the recipe a bit. I used fresh squeezed lemon juice jasmine rice and 1/8 tsp of whole thyme and 1/8 tsp of turmeric. I didn't add the peas or almonds. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2020
We really liked this. I am always looking for simple but interesting ways to prepare rice. We paired this with salmon and it was delicious. Super simple but great flavors! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2018
Made it in my instant pot. Came out great. The only change i made was to ad a little salt. Otherwise followed recipe exactly. It was super easy and fast Read More