Lemon Basmati Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon Basmati Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Lemon Basmati Rice

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2010

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
Sep 21, 2011

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

 
Sep 27, 2010

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 will enjoy this often. Thanks for sharing!

 
Aug 16, 2010

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.

 
May 12, 2013

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

 
Jan 07, 2014

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 not accepted. Other qualities of rice is also possible. try it, i like it

 
Apr 07, 2014

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 the recipe as written. I served rice with salmon with the brown sugar glaze (recipe on AR) and a fresh salad. Wonderful dinner.

 
Feb 24, 2014

Didn't have any ginger. Was great without it

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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