Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Martha Stewart showed up at Manhattan FBI Headquarters to have her finger prints taken and pose for a mug shot. Then Martha explained how to get ink off your fingers using seltzer water and lemon juice."
-Conan O’Brian, Comic

The refrigerator light goes on...

The flavor of the lemon goes well with the savory taste of the garlic and chicken stock. Both make a perfect complement to the nutty taste of brown rice. This is a great recipe to pair with more flavorful and exotic dishes like Indian Shrimp Curry, Polynesian Chicken or Jerk Shrimp.

Lemon Juice

I don’t use bottled lemon juice. I feel that bottled juice does not taste anything like fresh squeezed lemon juice. This is because it is usually made from varying concentrations of lemon juice, water and lemon oil.

Fresh lemons keep fairly well in the crisper of your fridge (about 2 weeks). The juice of one lemon varies greatly. A large lemon has about 4 tablespoons of lemon juice but when a recipe calls for the juice of one lemon, you never really know. Start with 2 tablespoons and increase the amount for taste. If you must use bottled lemon juice, shake the bottle well. Use equivalent amounts of bottled to fresh lemon juice in a recipe.


Savory Lemon Rice

Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
1 cloves garlic
1/2 cup brown rice
2 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
fresh ground black pepper

Place a medium sauce pan over high heat. Add the water, chicken stock and salt. Place the whole clove of garlic in the water.

When the liquid boils, stir in the brown rice, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for about 25 - 30 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for about 5 minutes before serving. Remove the garlic clove and discard before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 185 Calories from Fat 15
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 174 mg
Magnesium 68 mg