Lemongrass & lime Thai rice

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in
Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

I like to use brown rice in this light, fragrant dish – the shrill lemongrass and lime sit well on the wholesome depth of the heavier grain, which makes a lovely contrast with all kinds of main courses.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, just the lower te


Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion, lemongrass, lime zest and coriander seeds and fry gently over a low heat for 3 minutes.

Now add the drained rice and toss in the oil for 2 minutes. Pour the stock over the top and bring the pan to the boil, stirring occasionally.

Turn the heat to very low and cover the pan. Cook for 30 minutes until the rice is soft and the liquid ab