Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Asian Diet by Diana My Tran.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash rice until water runs clear, then drain.
  2. Mix rice, water, salt, and oil in a nonstick saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn heat down to very low, stir gently, cover tightly, and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Add lemon zest and juice and mix lightly with chopsticks or a fork.
  5. Serve steaming hot with any seafood, meat, or chicken dish.
  6. Nutrition Information per Serving: 244 calories, 2 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein.
Most Helpful

Reviewed for ZWT9- a truly delicious and simple way to prepare rice. Lovely delicate lemon flavour that makes a lovely side to almost any Vietnamese dish.

**Jubes** August 24, 2013

Great technique for making rice and the lemon just pushes it right over the top. I served with chicken but agree with you it would be a fantastic side for salmon or shrimp. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl August 24, 2013

What a great recipe, lazyme. The lemon adds a zesty touch to the rice without being overwhelming. I really like Jasmine rice, and this is a great way of preparing it. Made for ZWT #9 (SE Asia-Thailand).

NorthwestGal August 16, 2013