Ginger and lemon add bright flavor to plain rice.

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Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together onion and oil in a medium saucepan. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add rice and ginger, increase heat to medium and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in broth, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to very low and cook, covered, until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, 15 to 17 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

  • Microwave Variation:

  • Stir together onions and oil in a microwave-safe 2 1/2-quart casserole. Microwave on High, uncovered, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add rice, ginger, broth, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Cover casserole with a lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on High for 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir once, cover and microwave on Medium, without stirring, until rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 53.7g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 2g; fat 1.1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1.6IU; vitamin c 8.5mg 14% DV; folate 250.9mcg 63% DV; calcium 25.2mg 3% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 21.5mg 8% DV; potassium 260.1mg 7% DV; sodium 641.6mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 37% DV.