Lemon rice

Lemon Rice

Recipe by Content Writer

3 Serves
30 mins
Mildly Spicy

It is a tempting South Indian dish prepared by adding lemon juice while stir-frying steamed rice in spices. The lemon rice preparation is similar to that of Chinese fried rice except that spices used in the recipe are different and its lemony yellow colour will make your taste buds tingle as soon as you see it.


In a wide or deep nonstick pan, heat oil ,splutter the mustard and cumin seeds, add the dry red chilies, urad dal, chana dal and the peanuts. When they turn light brown add onion, green chilies, curry leaves and salt.
When the onion turns transparent and soft, add hing and turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds and add the cooked rice, coriander leaves and mix well. Check for salt.
Saute well for a few more minutes. Add lemon juice, mix well and remove from heat. Serve hot with yogurt and any pickle.


1.5 cup cooked
1 chopped
3 – 4, chopped finely
2 tbsp chopped
2 tbsp or to taste
1/4 tbsp
2-3 pinches
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1 tbsp
1/2 tbsp
1/2 tbsp
2 tbsp finely chopped
2 sprig chopped
2 slit
1.5 tbsp
To taste

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