Is it time for a change? Then try Spring-Forward Lemon Rice to compliment just about any main dish you may be serving. Awaken your taste buds with the zip of citrusy lemon paired with the tender, perfectly seasoned rice. If the clock is ticking and you need a quick lunch or dinner-fix for your busy schedule, this Spring-Forward Lemon Rice is a great side dish that everyone is sure to love. Make your meals come alive again with this simple, yet elegant accompaniment. Take a leap to revive your mundane meals; the best is yet to come!

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  • 1 cup jasmine or long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Step 1 –In a large pot of boiling water, cook the rice according to the package directions.

Step 2 –In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 3 –Add the celery and the green onions to the skillet and cook until they are tender.

Step 4 –Add the cooked rice, the lemon zest, the salt, and the pepper to the celery mixture and toss lightly to combine.

Step 5 –Cook the rice mixture until it is heated through.

Step 6 –Serve.