Lemon Fried Rice with Peas Recipe

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Audrey Published: January 8, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Lemon Fried Rice with Peas

Add a tangy and fresh taste to the traditional fried rice by putting a drizzle of lemon juice and generous amounts of thyme. Try this lemon fried rice now.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • cupslong grain rice,uncooked
  • ¼tspthyme,dried
  • 2tbspmargarine
  • 14½ozchicken broth,(1 can)
  • cupswater
  • ¼cupReaLemon® lemon juice,from concentrate
  • ¼tsppepper
  • ¾cupfrozen peas
  • 2tbspalmonds,sliced, toasted


  1. Cook and stir rice and thyme in hot margarine in a medium-sized saucepan for 5 minutes or until rice is lightly golden. Carefully stir in broth, water, ReaLemon®, and pepper.

  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquids are absorbed.

  3. Remove from heat. Stir in peas. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Top with garnish for added color.


  • Calories: 259.66kcal
  • Fat: 6.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.70g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.14g
  • Fiber: 1.79g
  • Sugar: 2.36g
  • Protein: 6.59g
  • Cholesterol: 2.06mg
  • Sodium: 151.03mg
  • Calcium: 29.61mg
  • Potassium: 185.71mg
  • Iron: 0.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 18.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.14mg
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