Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice with Vegetables

Elegant and Easy Lemon Rice


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted margarine
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried whole thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® original herb seasoning
  • 10 tablespoons rice, uncooked


  1. Slice celery and chop onion. Thinly slice mushrooms.
  2. Sauté celery and onion in 1-1/2 tablespoons margarine in a large skillet.
  3. Stir in water, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, pepper and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add rice, allow water to boil again then cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes until rice is tender.
  5. Melt remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons of margarine in a small skillet. Sauté mushrooms until tender.
  6. Spoon mushrooms into rice mixture and stir to combine. Serve hot and enjoy.

Helpful hints

  • Lemon zest is the colored portion of the lemon skin. It contains the lemon oil and adds flavor when added to foods.
  • To remove the zest, use a citrus zester, paring knife or vegetable peeler.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 183

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 27 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 13 mg

Potassium 143 mg

Phosphorus 37 mg

Calcium 22 mg

Fiber 0.7 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

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