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Lemon Rice

  • 15 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Ginger and lemon add bright flavor to plain rice.”


    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • ½ teaspoon canola oil
    • 1⅓ cups long-grain white rice
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 3-inch strips lemon zest
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 1 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.
  • 2 Microwave Variation:
  • 3 Stir together onions and oil in a microwave-safe 2½-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.
  • 4 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.
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