Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cari South
Tart lemon peel adds a citrusy note to this basmati rice recipe. We used basmati for its fine texture, but you can use long-grain rice if you wish.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


1 garlic clove
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup basmati rice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind


1. Slightly smash garlic clove using flat side of a knife. Stir together garlic, broth, butter, and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice; reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, 20 minutes or until broth mixture is absorbed and rice is tender.

2. Remove and discard garlic; stir in lemon rind using a fork.

Lemon-Dill Rice: Proceed with recipe as directed, stirring 1 tsp. dried dill into cooked rice with lemon rind.