Lemon Chive Rice

"This makes a lovely meal served with chicken or pork, steamed carrots and a light fruit salad. (My personal favorite fruit salad: honey melon, kiwi and fresh raspberries with a splash of lemon juice and a sprinkling of vanilla sugar)."
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  • Melt margarine.
  • Add onions and saute.
  • Add rice and curry or tumeric and cook until grains of rice are all coated.
  • Stir in half the lemon peel and all the broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 20- 25 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining lemon peel and chives just before you serve.

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  1. CIndytc
    I usually do not like anything with curry in it...but I really liked this recipe....I cut the curry in half and added some shredded carrots and it was wonderful...and such a great color.. Thank you for such a nice recipe.
  2. breezermom
    Very nice rice. Even with the curry, it was very mild. I served it with some blackened fish....delicious! Made for Zaar Stars tag game.
  3. mersaydees
    Delicious! I threw all the ingredients into a rice cooker and I got amazing results! Thanks, Baby Kato! Made for Best of 2012 tag game courtesy of Mikekey.
  4. Outta Here
    Delicious, and no harder to make than regular steamed rice. Went very well with a roasted chicken. Will be making this often (would be very good with fish).
    Very light and flavorful rice. I ringed my rice ahead of time to ensure it would turn out fluffy. I used shallots and turmeric since I am not a huge fan of curry. I did also add a little salt but otherwise wouldn't change a thing. Served with grilled pork tenderloin and fresh green beans. Made for Everyday Holiday.


  1. Charmy
    Wonderful and very simple rice!!I scaled it down for 3 pax and instead of margarine I used olive oil and butter everyone loved it.Served with http://www.recipezaar.com/Flaming-Garlic-and-Whisky-Gambas-King-Prawns-Giant-Shrimp-269315.Thank you baby kato
  2. Lezlie
    Excellent recipe! I used olive oil instead of marg, and added some chopped fresh garlic to the onions and tumeric and basmati rice. This one is a keeper, thank you for sharing.
  3. Nado2003
    Yummy! I did not have chives so omitted. I followed the directions but used my rice cooker and butter instead of margarine with the tumeric option, and it turned out quick and delicious. I will be making this again. The aroma was intoxicating and taste was delicate and mild. Beautiful color. I used 2 cups of jasmine rice and one can of chicken broth. Perfect. THANK YOU.
  4. vickyferland63
    This rice is top notch! I opted for the turmeric instead of curry, as we are not all that crazy about curry dishes. We had it along side peas with mushrooms and steak on the grill. So darn good!
  5. Redsie
    Great tasty way to serve rice!! Didn't add too much onions as I was bringing the leftover for lunch the next day!! and used turmeric instead of curry for a nice change!! Thanks BK! :)



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