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Lemon cilantro rice pilaf

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Rice
Category Rice & Grains
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cooking Method Saut�ing; Simmering
Diet Heart Healthy; Low Cholesterol; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Vegan; Vegetarian


  • 1 tablespoon oil 

  • 1 cup raw long-grain rice 

  • 1 1/2 cups water 

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon rind, grated

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1⁄3 cup green onions, sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped



  • Heat the oil in nonstick sauce pan. Add the rice, and saut� until the rice kernels are opaque. Add the water, grated lemon rind, lemon juice, turmeric, and salt. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the green onions and cilantro.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 204 cal

  • Fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 152mg

  • Carbohydrate: 38g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Protein: 4g