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When Life Gives You Lemons...

I took to Instagram, where someone always has an answer for something, and asked for you to send me your favorite lemon recipes, and YOU DELIVERED! This lemon rice recipe is quick, easy and delicious!


  • 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


  1. Melt butter and heat olive oil in a nonstick pan.

  2. Add onions and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Stir in garlic and lemon zest; continue to cook and stir for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

  4. Add rice; season with turmeric, salt and pepper, and cook and stir for 1 minute.

  5. Stir in vegetable broth, half & half, and lemon juice.

  6. Turn up the heat and bring mixture to a boil.

  7. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover the pan and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.

  8. Remove from heat.

  9. Fluff with a fork and taste for seasonings; adjust accordingly.

  10. Garnish with dill and green onions.

  11. Serve.

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