Lemon Basil Rice

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recipe by Cookery Nation https://cookerynation.com/

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Lemon basil rice is a bright and flavourful side that pairs really well with most meat dishes. It is infused with flavour on a couple of fronts: - It incorporates garlic and ginger in the cooking water - The bright lemon juice is added at the end so that it doesn’t get hidden behind the other flavours. Because of its versatility, feel free to add more or less of any of the flavouring. Be sure to taste it once it is done to add more salt if needed.

Inspired by: http://cookerynation.com/recipe/lemon-basil-rice/

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • White rice icon
    White rice
    200g (about 1 cup)
  • Water icon
    240ml (1 cup)
  • Salt icon
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Ginger icon
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Dried basil icon
    Dried basil
    1 tsp (2g)


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  • kCook icon Water
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  • kCook icon Large serving bowl

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  1. Add white rice to a clean saucepan
  2. Rinse with water until water runs clear
  3. Add water, salt, ginger and garlic clove to the rice
  4. Heat until just boiling and cover
  5. Cover tightly - 15 min
  6. Remove - 10 min
  7. Uncover then fluff with a fork
  8. Add lemon juice and dried basil to the rice
  9. Transfer rice to large serving bowl
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