Lemon Mint Jasmine Rice

Plain white rice gets boring fast. Introduce a new side dish into your culinary repertoire and try this flavourful jasmine rice with fresh herbs

Lemon Mint Rice

Fresh lemon, herbs and cashews add an incredible depth of flavour to fluffy jasmine rice

Jasmine rice tossed with fresh mint, parsely, lemon and cashews is a flavourful alternative to plain white rice

If you’re looking to kick it up a notch with your side dishes, try this jasmine rice with fresh herbs.

Not only does it taste incredible, but your body will also benefit: parsley is rich in iron and mint is soothing to the digestive tract.

For more ways to cook with herbs, see our Herb-infused Spa Water and Lavender Shortbread Cookies recipes.


  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • grated zest of lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted cashews
  • 1/3 cup coarsly chopped fresh mint


  1. Heat oil. Add rice. Cook and toss a couple of minutes.
  2. Transfer to cooking pot and add all remaining ingredients (except mint and cashews) and cook rice until fluffy.
  3. Turn into serving bowl and toss with cashews and mint.