Red Pepper & Lemon Rice

Growing up, I had rice and beans pretty frequently. Now, as a mom, not much has changed! We eat rice on almost a daily basis, and I’m not exaggerating one bit! Most of the time we serve it just plain rice and beans, like I had it when I was growing up, and everyone loves it! Joseph asks for it every night for dinner, but recently my older boys are starting to ask for a little more food diversity, so I’ve been trying to come up with ways to switch things up a little. Last time we made shrimp fried rice and it was a hit! This time I decided to make red pepper and lemon rice and I have a feeling it’s going to become a favorite at dinner time!

This red pepper and lemon rice is packed with flavor and is perfect to serve on its own, with a salad or grilled chicken. We kept it simple this time, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be serving it many different ways. The secret to making this rice was the DairyPure Milk that I added while the rice was boiling. It gave the rice a creamy texture that everyone really enjoyed.

I love when a recipe allows me to add an ingredient that I alway shave on hand and that everyone loves. In this case, it’s milk! With six kids we go through a ton of milk and we only buy the best! DairyPure Milk is backed by its Five-Point Purity Promise; that it contains no artificial growth hormones, it’s tested for antibiotics, it gets continually quality tested to ensure purity, only comes from cows fed by a healthy diet and is cold shipped fresh from your local dairy. DairyPure Milk tastes just as fresh as it is!


5 lemons
Red peppers
5 tablespoons of lemon juice which equal to 1 1/2 freshly squeezed lemons
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons of olive oil (canola oil will work as well)
3 tablespoons of garlic powder
2 cups of rice
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 cup of chicken broth
2 cups of milk



Melt butter and stir in olive oil.

Stir in garlic powder, red peppers, lemon juice and continue to stir.

Add rice, salt, pepper, turmeric and cook for about 2 minutes. **Continue to stir while cooking.

Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice and milk.

Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat and simmer.

Top with slices of lemon and dill (skip the dill and add parmesan cheese it taste just as amazing) and serve with a tall glass of milk, and you’re good to go!

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About Jasmine Espinal

Stylish Cravings is the personal lifestyle blog of Jasmine Espinal. We cover everything from style, DIY's, shopping tips, recipes we love and daily tidbits on life with 7 kids.

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  1. That look amazing! My family loves different types of rice so I am putting this away for the next meal.Thanks so much!

  2. Yum! This looks and sounds so good. I love rice. I cook it every once in a while. If it were just me, I could eat rice everyday, and as my main course. In-fact I know I would, but my family would miss meat.

  3. This red pepper and lemon rice is making my mouth water just checking out your blog post. It is most certainly making the weekend shopping list-it looks delicious and not the same old same old-thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love a simple plate of rice, garnished with a few fresh flavours! I could eat rice every day! The other day I made a simple risotto – the only ingredients I put in it were saffron and lemon zest.

  5. That looks delicious! I bet the same recipe would taste great over pasta, too. I love simple dishes like this because I can actually make it! I’m not much of a cook, lol. Your recipe list doesn’t make me want to run away crying, always a good start!

  6. Yum! That looks like a delicious side dish that could easily be a meal on a Meatless Monday. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, we will have to try it soon.

  7. I have never ever seen a recipe that uses milk with rice and lemon but this looks and sounds delicious!! I would love to give this a try for a nice weekend dish. Thanks so much for sharing!

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