Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 42 mins

The lemon flavor is quite pronounced, we like it as it is, but if you are uncertain use less than what is written. 2 Tbsp. lemon rind equals around 2 lemons-depending on the size of your lemon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet; add celery and the green onions, saute until the celery is tender. Stir in the cooked rice, lemon rind, salt, and pepper; cook over low heat, about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with optional additional green onions.
Most Helpful

Easy to make and get to the table. I used regular onion instead of the green and used Jasmine rice. I used 1 T. of lemon zest and squirted lemon into the rice water, then tasted the rice when it was almost done and added a little more to my taste. Very tasty dish that we enjoyed along with swordfish and coleslaw!

Little Miss Cheffie May 09, 2008

This was nice and simple. It went together in no time because I used a white and wild rice blend I had cooked and stored in the freezer. The wild rice added a little needed color to the dish. Very tasty! I served this with beef satay. Thanks for sharing! :)

dicentra September 15, 2006