Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cari South
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Makes 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

FifiDecatur's Review

April 03, 2014
OH MY GOSH! What a fabulous recipe, and could it be any easier? This is definitely a "keeper" and company worthy. I served it with my Chicken Parmesan/Panko dish and some steamed broccoli (that also got a "hit" of lemon juice), and my husband raved about it! I used regular whole grain rice and threw in some minced parsley for a bit of color. Beautiful and delicious!

claudia3077's Review

March 07, 2013

trishzaco's Review

October 10, 2012

tman5k's Review

July 03, 2011
This is great on a hot summer day. Has a nice lemony, buttery flavor to it that goes great with fish.

cmcantu712's Review

December 13, 2010
Love it!

CookinProgress's Review

June 01, 2010
I made this with jasmine rice, and it was SO good! For some reason, it just tastes like summer. It's like and citrus-y. My fiance insisted that I save the recipe.

LVmom74's Review

April 11, 2010
Seasoned perfectly - tastes almost like a risotto to me.