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Piquant Lemon Rice

The lemon in this recipe brings a fresh, brightness to the rice. Serve this as a side to a main dish of tofu or vegetables.


Makes 3 servings

1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds or raw cashews
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups cooked basmati rice


Toast black mustard seeds in a heated skillet over medium-low heat with a lid (they will pop) for 2 minutes.

Add black mustard seeds, salt, sunflower seeds or cashews, sesame seeds, turmeric, lemon juice and zest, and fresh coriander to cooked rice and toss.

Per serving (1/3 recipe): calories: 177; fat: 4.5 g; saturated fat: 0.5 g; calories from fat: 21.3%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 4.1 g; carbohydrates: 31.3 g; sugar: 0.9 g; fiber: 1.6 g; sodium: 794 mg; calcium: 21 mg; iron: 1.1 mg; vitamin C: 8.3 mg; beta-carotene: 43 mcg; vitamin E: 2.2 mg

Recipe from Isis Israel, Food for Life Educational Alliance Partner

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