Lemon Rice | How to make Lemon Rice

By Sujata Limbu  |  25th Aug 2015  |  
4.4 from 10 reviews Rate It!
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Lemon Riceby Sujata Limbu
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About Lemon Rice Recipe

As my favourite South Indian traditional breakfast recipe, lemon rice never tends to dissapoint at any given time.

Lemon Rice is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Lemon Rice has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sujata Limbu is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Lemon Rice recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Lemon Rice is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 10 minutes. This is recipe of Lemon Rice is perfect to serve 2 people. Lemon Rice is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Lemon Rice. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Lemon Rice by commenting on this page below!

Lemon Rice

Ingredients to make Lemon Rice

  • 1 cup Basmati rice (Fresh/Leftover)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon groundnuts
  • 1/3rd teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste

How to make Lemon Rice

  1. Wash and cook the basmati rice in a pressure/rice cooker. Note that the rice must not be overcooked. You may also use left over rice for this dish.
  2. Take a pan, heat the oil, add in mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Then add the urad dal, chana dal, asafoetida, ground nuts, curry leaves and salt to taste. Stir this well and cook for 2 minutes or so.
  4. Next, pour in the lemon juice and let the mixture cook for 1 minute.
  5. Then instantly put in the boiled rice and mix all the ingredients well together. Let this cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with a side of raita or your favourite chutney.

Reviews for Lemon Rice (10)

Sakshi Dadhich5 months ago

बहुत अच्छी रेसिपी है ।

Baljinder Kaur8 months ago

Soooo good

Simran dhulla year ago


Anita Hasija2 years ago


Pooja Sharma2 years ago

mmm so tastay

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago


prerna mehra2 years ago

wow this seems so simple... had lemon rice on at one of my Aunty's place who was from andhra... just loved it.... will surely try it asap. .. thanks again for this :)

Sujata Limbu2 years ago


Madhavi Telange3 years ago

it is very easy and simple, my personal choice is to have it with coconut chutney

bina bedi3 years ago

I am a Punjabi but lemon rice is my all time comfort food. Thanks.

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