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Easy Lemon Rice Pilaf

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"This creamy rice dish is the perfect side choice for fish. The subtle lemon and creamy Parmesan give it a robust and memorable flavor. Double delicious when used with jasmine rice! Guaranteed you'll be asked to make it again and again!"
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48 m servings 282
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine egg yolks, cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl; whisk thoroughly.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken broth; stir quickly. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Fold lemon-cream mixture into the rice; mix well. Stir in Parmesan cheese and parsley.


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 282 calories; 10.2 40.2 6.3 98 668 Full nutrition

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This is excellent. My Jasmine rice called for a cook time of 15 minutes so that is what I did. Added some defrosted peas at the end when I mixed the lemon mixture and the parm. Served with salm...

We add green peas to boost veggies in our meal.

I love this rice! I am a huge lemon fan but not a rice fan. This is delicious and so easy to make. The jasmine rice is so soft and creamy. My whole family (8 yo, 11 yo and picky 48 yo) all loved...

I really liked this, it was different, not something I would make on a weekly basis but for special occacsions with a fancy meal. I cut down a tad on the lemon, which was my preference.

A fresh and pleasant change from my usual rice pilaf. It goes well with fish! My family loves this, and I know I'll be making it again

I made this last night and was a little apprehensive because I'm not a huge lemon fan but OMG this was so amazing! My fiance said it was the best pilaf he's ever had. The creaminess and hint o...

Hubs gave this one two thumbs up. I'm not much on jasmine rice but he couldn't stop talking about how creamy and flavorful it was. I served it with grilled steak and shrimp and it went really ni...