Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Prep Time: Under 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Serves: 2 people


  • 4 cups rice, boiled/or leftovers
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder level
  • 2 small size lemons
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal (husked black gram dal)
  • 1/2 tsp bengal gram (channa dal)
  • 1-2 dried red chilies
  • a small pinch of asafetida
  • 6-8 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt or /salt to taste


Step 1.

Cooked rice used for making lemon rice should not be mushy/ overcooked. The rice grains should be separate. (Pre cooked or freshly cooked).

Step 2.

In a wok/ kadahi for tempering , take two tsp of oil and when hot, add mustard seeds. When mustard starts spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal curry leaves, asafetida , roasted peanuts turmeric powder and red chilies sauté on a medium flame for a minute.

Step 3.

Add the rice, salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for few minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 4.

Add the lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for few second to blend in lemon juice well. Serve hot garnished with fresh finely chopped coriander leaves.


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