Monday, March 25, 2013

Lemon Pilaf - What to do with a Lone Lemon in my Fridge

I had to do something with a lone lemon in my refrigerator and this is what I came up with.

Lemon Cilantro Pilaf

3 Cups Long Grain Rice
4 1/2 cups Water
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 - 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Rounded Tbsp or more Dried Cilantro (fresh is better by far)
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Tumeric

Saute rice in olive oil until the rice looks translucent.
Then add the water and other ingredients.
Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.
Remove from heat, stir and cover for 10 minutes before serving.

If your Bouillon is less salty you may need a bit more salt.

Recipe adapted from - Lemon Cilantro Pilaf


  1. I am definitely giving this a try. For some reason I tend to have lone lemons too. :)

    1. It is a shame to have them go to waste. I love lemon zest in thngs! :)

  2. It's been ages since I've visited your blog. You've got some wonderful things on here! I'm inspired to start blogging again!

    1. Thanks for stopping! I have not done really well with keeping my blog up lately. Life get's crazy. :)