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Lemon Rice Recipe - Bursting with lemon flavor, this is a delicious way to turn plain rice into an exotic dish, and it's the perfect accompaniment to any meats and/or veggies.

Lemon Rice Recipe

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
This easy Lemon Rice Recipe  is bursting with lemon flavor!  It's a delicious way to turn plain rice into an exotic dish and is the perfect accompaniment to any meats and/or veggies.
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Macedonian
Calories: 302


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 green onions , white parts only, cut into thin rounds (reserve green parts for garnish)
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half & half (or heavy cream or evaporated milk)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • chopped fresh dill , for garnish
  • chopped green onions , for garnish


  • Melt butter and heat olive oil in a nonstick pan.
  • Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in garlic and lemon zest; continue to cook and stir for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add rice; season with turmeric, salt and pepper, and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Stir in vegetable broth, half & half, and lemon juice.
  • Turn up the heat and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer; cover the pan and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Fluff with a fork and taste for seasonings; adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with dill and green onions.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 166
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.4g28%
Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Cholesterol 20.5mg7%
Sodium 75.8mg3%
Carbohydrates 44.5g15%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 3.7g4%
Protein 6.1g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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