Lemon Rice

Cooked rice tossed with a tangy lemon and spice tempering. lemon rice is one of the most commonly made south Indian rice dish. It is usually eaten alone or with pickle, yogurt, raita, pachadi / chutney or kosambari. Some even like to enjoy with masala vada, papad or pakora. The lemon rice preparation is very similar to that of Chinese fried rice except that spices used in this recipe are different and its lemony yellow color will make your taste buds tingle as soon as you see it. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Lemon Rice
Main Ingredients Rice, Lemon juice
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lemon Rice

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice boiled
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1 tablespoon Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 2 Whole dry red chillies broken
  • 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut fresh scraped


  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, hing, methi, urad dal and sauté till the dal turns golden.
  2. Add curry leaves, broken red chillies, turmeric powder and peanuts and continue to sauté. Add rice and salt and mix. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Cook on low heat till the rice gets heated through. Garnish with coconut and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2010
Carbohydrates 265.6
Protein 50.3
Fat 82.7
Other Fiber 15.4gm