Ginger and lemon add bright flavor to plain rice.

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  • 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; 1.1 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 642 mg sodium. 260 mg potassium; 53.7 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 6.8 g protein; 2 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 251 mcg folate; 25 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 22 mg magnesium;