Lemon Rice | How to make Lemon Rice

By Krithika Chandrasekaran  |  15th Oct 2015  |  
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About Lemon Rice Recipe

You can prepare this dish for Navratri, your Tuesday/Friday pooja or just any day!

Lemon Rice

Ingredients to make Lemon Rice

  • rice - 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped vegetables (Carrot & capsicum) - 1/2 cup
  • peas - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted peanuts (optional) - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 1 large
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bengal gram - 1 tsp
  • turmeric (Haldi) powder - 1/2 tsp
  • mustard (Rai) seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves - a few
  • salt to taste

How to make Lemon Rice

  1. Boil or pressure cook the washed rice with 1 cup of water. Take care not to over-cook. Once done, spread it on a plate gently using a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Heat oil in a wok, add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Next, add the bengal gram, curry leaves and chopped green chilli. Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Now tip in the vegetables along with turmeric powder and salt and let it cook till its 3/4th done. Add the peanuts in as well.
  4. Once the vegetables are done, add it to the rice. Add lemon juice as well, with the help of a fork, gently mix all of these with the rice till its uniformly done. Check for salt.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander if you wish. Warm the rice just before serving.

My Tip:

You can try any number of variations, from simple seasoning, to veggies, peanuts and so on.

Reviews for Lemon Rice (2)

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