How to Make Lemon Rice: Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon rice is one super easy and lip smacking spicy dish that does not require a lot of time, patience, and so many ingredients either. Lemon Rice recipe is popular in South Indian cuisine. So let’s quickly run through the ingredients.

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Lemon Rice Recipe: Step by Step
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Lemon rice is a lip smacking spicy dish that does not require a lot of time, patience, and so many ingredients either.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tbsp Asafoetida
  • ½ tbsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tbsp Split black grams
  • Salt as per need
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 2 Dried red chilis
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ cup Peanuts
  • 1.5 cup Boiled rice
  • ½ cup Grated coconut
  1. Step 1: Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp cooking oil to it. Once the oil heated well add one tbsp of mustard seeds to it, followed by half tbsp of asafoetida and at least four to five fresh and washed curry leaves. Stir all the ingredients well in the pan.
  2. Step 2: Now, add half tbsp fenugreek seeds, two tbsp split back grams(remember to wash it nicely). Add two whole dried red chilies. Break them into halves, then throw them in the pan and toss everything well.
  3. Step 3: Boil 4 cups of water. In the meanwhile, take one and a half cups of rice and wash them thoroughly. Once the water is boiling, add rice to it. Remember to cook the rice gently. You may also add half tbsp of salt to the boiling rice.
  4. Step 4: Once the rice is boiled thoroughly, drain the excess water and put the rice in a bowl. Now in the pan, add peanuts and roast them with other ingredients as well.
  5. Step 5: Add rice to the pan, and instantly add salt to it. Mix rice well, so that everything gets coated well in the rice. Take a lemon and cut it into a half. Squeeze the whole lemon juice into the rice and again give a good mix.
  6. Step 6: As rice is already boiled, you do not need to cook them for too long. It is always optional to add grated coconut to enhance the taste.
  7. Serve it hot with mango pickle or masala raita.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 Calories: 300