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
Apr 28, 2013

I thought it had too much lemon and too much ginger and right now I'm really into lemon. My lemons were large so the recipe might be sensitive to size.

 
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.

 
Aug 11, 2011

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 rice. Still turned out DELICIOUS! Thank you!

 
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

 
Jan 02, 2014

Made it exactly as written. Delicious!

 

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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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