Fragrant Lemongrass and Coriander Rice by Mary Berry

If you need cooking inspiration, this dish is packed with flavour and works brilliantly with any curry that you may be making (or buying ready made – hey, life’s too short not to cheat sometimes!) Perhaps, for example, this wonderful Satay Sweet Potato curry recipe

Fragrant Lemongrass and Coriander Rice by Mary Berry

Recipe by Mary Berry, tried & tasted by GraceDifficulty: Easy

4 – 6

Total time



Bash the lemongrass stalk with a rolling pin or other blunt object – this allows the flavour to be released during cooking. Discard before serving as it will not be edible.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • ½ fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

  • 225g (8oz) basmati rice

  • 1 fresh lemongrass stalk, bashed

  • Juice of one lime

  • Bunch of coriander, chopped (reserve a few leaves for the garnish

  • Lime wedges to serve


  • Heat the oil in a wide-based saucepan. add the onion, garlic and chilli and fry for a few minutes. Wash the rice in a sieve and add it to the pan, then stir to coat the grains. Add 500ml of water and the lemongrass.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15 mins over a low heat until all the water has been absorbed and the grains of rice are separate.
  • Remove the lemongrass, then add the lime juice and coriander. Season with salt and pepper and stir gently. Spoon into a serving bowl and serve garnished with lime wedges and coriander leaves.

Cook’s Tip

  • Can be made up to an hour ahead and covered with foil to keep warm

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2 years ago

This recipe sounds quick to make, easy and absolutely delicious! I’m definitely buying the ingredients and making this…thank you Grace!