Low Sodium Savory Lemon Rice



Serving size

about 1 cup
45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Low Sodium Savory Lemon Rice


1 1/2 cup Water
1/2 cups No salt added vegetable stock
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 clove Garlic, raw
1/2 cup Brown rice
2 tsp. Lemon zest (minced)
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 to taste Black pepper


Place a medium sauce pan over high heat. Add the water, chicken stock and salt. Place the whole clove of garlic in the water.

When the liquid boils, stir in the brown rice, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for about 25 - 30 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for about 5 minutes before serving. Remove the garlic clove and discard before serving.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

The flavor of the lemon goes well with the savory taste of the garlic and chicken stock. Both make a perfect complement to the nutty taste of brown rice. This is a great recipe to pair with more flavorful and exotic dishes like Indian Shrimp Curry, Polynesian Chicken or Jerk Shrimp.

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