Lemon Rice

5 from 1 vote

Lemon rice is a popular preperation of rice & it is served by almost all South Indian restaurants. As the name suggests it has a tangy lemon flavour & requires very few ingredients.here is the recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • Steamed Rice 2 cups
  • Peanuts 1tbsp
  • Black Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Green chilli slitted 2
  • Ginger finally chopped 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves 7-8
  • Kasuri Methi 1 tbsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Hing a pinch


  • Heat a wok. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds& let it crackle
  • Now add ginger chili curry leaves & kasuri methi. Cook for 1 min
  • Add peanuts . Cook for 2-3 min. Add turmeric powder. Mix well
  • Now add rice . Mix well. Add lemon juice , lemon zest & salt
  • Mix well. Cook for 2 min & it's ready to serve.
  • Though it is good to eat alone but you can serve it with coconut chutney


  • For lemon rice rice grains must not be sticked together
  • It turns out very good with left over rice
  • You can add chana dal & split urad dal in tadka . My family likes it without dal so I Don’t use it

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