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Turmeric Lemon Rice

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 small servings 1x


Turmeric Lemon Rice- this easy side dish is healthy and easy to throw together. It’s surprisingly refreshing and the perfect pairing for any dinner!


  • 1 tablespoon of oil (I love coconut oil in this recipe)
  • 2 cups of cooked basmati rice or other long grain rice
  • 1 cup of sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves or garlic, minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon, about 1 tablespoon of zest and 3 tbs of juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. If you haven’t already done so, cook your rice. I LOVE the ease of cooking basmati rice in my instant pot. That recipe is HERE.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add in the onion and saute for 5 minutes until it becomes soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. To the skillet add the cooked rice, lemon zest and juice, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and continue to cook until everything is warmer through.
  4. Serve and ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: rice side dish, healthy side dish, vegan side dish, turmeric recipe