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Cooking With Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice makes a great seasoning addition for many foods. This guide is about cooking with lemon juice.
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By 13 found this helpful
April 25, 2011

Fill an inexpensive spray bottle (dollar store purchase) with lemon juice and keep it in the refrigerator. Use it to spritz onto cut produce to keep fresh and crisp. Also great for spritzing as a finishing touch on cooked vegetables, chicken, and salads.

By Regan from Houston, TX

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March 23, 2011

Lemon juice, rubbed on your fish before cooking, will enhance the flavor and help maintain a good color. Try this, it really works.

By mamacrafter from TN.

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January 6, 2011

While cooking rice, add two drops of lemon juice. The rice will remain fluffy and not stick together.

By JodiT from Aurora Colorado

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By 2 found this helpful
November 4, 2010

The addition of a little lemon juice will improve the flavor of almost any fruit drink. It will also snap up the taste of banana, mince, apple, blackberry, pineapple, raspberry, and other pie fillings.

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Source: Farm Journal Cookbook

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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October 18, 20040 found this helpful

A few drops of lemon juice in the water will whiten boiled potatoes.

By Peggy

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January 3, 20110 found this helpful

Rice will be fluffier and whiter if you add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to each quart of water.

By Sandy from Graettinger, IA

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Using Lemon Juice For White Fluffy Rice

This is something I didn't know about. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. (01/30/2010)

By merlene

Using Lemon Juice For White Fluffy Rice

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Another simple tip with rice, either brown or white long grain. Season it for the dish it will be served with.

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By Spacecadette

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January 29, 20100 found this helpful

Has anyone tried putting a tsp. of lemon juice into rice to keep it fluffy? I read somewhere this works really well.

By Robyn from Hampton, TN

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Using Lemon Juice to Keep Rice Fluffy

I don't think it makes it fluffy, it whitens it. I microwave rice.

In a greased 2-quart casserole with a lid, add 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of cold water. Add 1 tsp. bottled or fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, pepper to taste, 1 bay leaf, and 1-2 tablespoons of butter and stir. Microwave this for 5 minutes on high, then 15 minutes on medium. Let sit in microwave for 5-10 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff with fork. Remove bay leaf.

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This recipe is based on a 1,000 watt microwave. Cooking time may have to be adjusted, according to the wattage of your microwave.

You can add other spices if you want. At times, I will add cooked onions and red or green bell peppers after it is cooked. Also, add any warmed leftover vegetables. You can also use low-salt chicken broth in place of water for more flavor. Cooked rice can be frozen. (07/14/2009)

By mkymlp

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