Lemon Rice is a delicately flavored rice dish that is an excellent accompaniment for just about any main dish. Rice, butter, lemon. Who wouldn't love it?
Lemon Rice is as easy as boiling water
This Lemon Rice recipe comes from another awesome Moosewood Collective cookbook, Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special (affiliate link). I love the cookbook. And I love the rice. The cookbook features recipes from the Moosewood Restaurant, an outstanding vegetarian restaurant located in Ithaca, New York. During our 2019 fall trip, Don and I checked off one of my "bucket list" items, and went to this restaurant! I loved it.
The original recipe is part of a larger recipe in the cookbook, Lemon Rice and Seafood Salad. The first time I made the rice, I took it to a potluck at Shiloh Quaker Camp. The whole pot of rice was gone in no time! I'm re-posting this now because I made it for my grandkids recently, and this rice is so tasty. I took the easy way out and baked it, though.
This dish is good with pork, chicken, seafood, anything! It's as easy as boiling a pot of water and only requires 4 ingredients.
Baked Version, Step By Step in Pictures
What You Need
For this recipe, what you need is a great covered pot or casserole dish, a lemon zester and some measuring cups and spoons, but what you really want is some fabulous dinnerware and an amazing kitchen stove. Am I right? I love looking at kitchen stuff, don't you?
Lemon Rice Recipe
- 2¼ cups water
- 1½ cups white or Basmati rice
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon lemon zest
- Juice of one lemon about 3 tablespoons
- Bring the water to boil over high heat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
- Cover and turn the heat down to low.
- Simmer for about 40 minutes until the rice is tender.
- Serve hot.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, NF, SF, EF, CF (use sea salt), V*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop in 2021 and updated October 2, 2021.