Lemon Rice Pilaf

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

We love this recipe as a side to most any meal. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. From Cuisine Magazine.

Top Review by Whisper

This was delicious! The lemon is subtle but gives the rice a lovely taste. It's also easy and quick to make after working all day. This one is sure to be made time and again. Thanks for a great recipe, Bev!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in oil in a large saucepan just until softened.
  2. Add rice and continue sauteing until it starts to turn golden.
  3. Stir in water, butter, salt, bay leaf, and cayenne.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  5. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  8. Allow rice to steep a few minutes before serving.

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