Lemon and Ginger Rice

    30 minutes

    Tired of plain basmati rice? Here's a really simple way to add some flavour. This is a great side dish with fish or any kind of light curry.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons canola oil
    • 1 cup (150g) basmati rice, rinsed
    • 1 (5cm) piece fresh ginger, minced
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    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 stock. 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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    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!  -  26 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  25 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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  -  07 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)