Lemon Scented Rice With Pistachios

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Lemons and lines are often used to flavor rice and wheat dishes in India. Here the tang of lemon is coupled with exquisitely-flavored pistachios, creating a subtle, yet flavorful dish. Dotted with plump raisins, this attractive dish makes a nice accompaniment to any entree.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the rice (and soak, if desired) as described on package, if needed.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice, raisins, and lemon peel. When water boils again, reduce heat to medium-low, cover saucepan, and simmer 20 minutes (45 minutes for brown rice), until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand covered, 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork, spoon into a serving bowl, and sprinkle with pistachios.


Most Helpful

I made this to go along with a fish curry dish tonight. Added some sea salt and fresh lemon juice as well as the zest and it came out very nice. I really enjoyed the nuts too. Easy and flavorful. I would certainly make this again.

Annacia August 20, 2012

This came out well, but it just wasn't to our liking. The flavors didn't come together in the way I was expecting. Thanks for posting, though.

strawberrybird May 22, 2010

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