Ginger Citrus Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 126.5
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 396.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Ginger and lime juice give this rice dish a flavor twist. Ginger and lime juice give this rice dish a flavor twist.


    2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and grated 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 4 cups water 2 cups basmati rice 2 teaspoons salt 1 large lime, zested and juiced


1. In 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat canola oil until very hot, but not smoking.

2. Add ginger root and ground cumin and cook for 1 minute.

3. Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and salt.
Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 to 18 minutes until all water is absorbed and rice is tender.

4. Stir in lime juice and zest.

Makes 12 (1/2 cup) servings.

Recipe courtesy of the National Turkey Federation, for more like it, please visit

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    Very Good
    I enjoyed the rice very much. Next time I will be either adding more lime or ginger in order to bring out the flavor even more and will add almonds. I didn't miss the meat or sauce you would normally add to rice. I had a grapefruit, this rice, and a few peanuts for a very satisfying meal. - 5/15/11

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    It sounds delicious. Next time hubby and I have "chicken" (I'm a vegetarian, so we don't actually eat chicken), I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing! - 10/29/08

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    Awesome. Made it with Grilled Garlic Salmon and it was perfect! I substitued Brown Rice for the batsami, though. The cooking time was a little longer, but worth it!!! - 6/19/07

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    I really enjoyed this! I had it with a recipe I made called Pineapple-Ginger Pork chops...It all came together providing a nice refreshing taste of the tropics. - 5/21/07

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    OH MY GAWD! Although deleted the salt because I am on a very low sodium diet ... this made my day! - 3/27/07