Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is a perfect way to enjoy light sour and flavored rice. It delivers a great taste and fits well in your dinner or lunch menu. Get an easy recipe here and enjoy the beautiful lemonade flavor in your plate of rice.

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• 2.5 to 3 cups cooked or sTeamed basmati rIce/chawal
• 1.5 to 2 tbsp Lemon juIce/nimbu ka ras or as required
• 1 tsp Mustard seeds
• 1 tsp Urad dal/spilt & skinned black gram
• 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
• 2 dry red chilies/sookhi lal mirch
• 12-15 Curry leaves/kadi patta
• a pinch of Asafoetida/hing
• ½ tsp Turmeric powder/haldi
• 1 tbsp cashews/kaju, halved or chopped (optional)
• ¼ cup Peanuts/Moongphalli (optional)
• 2 to 3 tbsp sesame Oil/til ka tel (optional)
• rock Salt/sendha namak or regular Salt/namak as required

How to make Lemon Rice


1. First cook about 1 to 1.25 cups rice in 4-5 cups of water till the grains are cooked completely. (will yield approx 2.5 to 3 cups rice, depending on the type and quality of rice)
2. Drain and spread the rice on a plate or in a bowl.
3. Cover and let the rice cool.
4. In a small frying pan, first roast the peanuts till they are crisp and browned.
5. Remove the peanuts and keep aside.
6. Then in the same frying pan, roast the cashewnuts till light brown.
7. Remove the cashewnuts and keep aside.
8. Now heat the sesame oil in the same pan.
9. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
10. Crackle the mustard and brown the urad dal.
11. Add the red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves.
12. Fry for 12-15 seconds.
13. Then add the peanuts and stir.
14. Add the asafoetida and turmeric powder.
15. Fry for 2-3 seconds.
16. Fry everything on a low flame, so that the spices don't burn.
17. Switch off the fire and add the lemon juice along with salt.
18. Stir and immediately pour this mixture on the rice.
19. Mix very well.
20. Keep it covered for 4 to 5 minutes so that flavors could be blended well.
21. Then serve the dish with papads or vadams and coconut chutney or just enjoy plain rice, it's up to you.

More Tips and Details About Lemon Rice Recipe

The recipe offers tasteful lime permeated rice with addition of several other spices. It is very tasty, and light to eat, can be eaten with any sauce you want. It is always a perfect food to enjoy as use of dozens of unique spices combine into a really superb dish. Recipe requires very tasteful ingredients such as turmeric powder, cashew nuts, asafoetida, curry leaves and rock salt which are all very amazing to add in a dish.

Rice, though, can be cooked in many ways however some selected recipes do the wonder and this is one of them. If you are undergoing a hunger while your kitchen is full of spices, then you should go online, retrieve this recipe and prepare this lime rice meal and extinguish your hunger a wonderful way.

Have a wonderful lemonade meal today.

Posted By: Muhammad Zahid, Lahore

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Reviews & Comments (4)

living abroad teaches many things that you can't learn while living with your family. While I have to cook myself, wash clothes and everything to do with my own hands. Now I am learning cooking , searching recipes on this website.

Oct 28, 2015 Usman Ahmed Dubai

i love lemons in foods. it is salads or rice or haleem or a chicken roast, lemons always make the tastes ideal. i love using lemons in foods. though i am not a professional cook but i have sense of cooking. i can also make some delicious rice foods.

Oct 13, 2015 Omair karachi

kiy ap nimbu chawal ka opay hindi me dal saktay hein? mujhe angreji samazne me mushkil hay. mujhay ye opay seekna hay lekin mai samaz nai pa raha. bata den pleas . maron vijay

Aug 17, 2015 maron vijay calcutta

I was looking for how to make a rice dish with lemon juice. I am glad to see it's method at kfoods.com. I wish you keep posting such amazing foods and newer dishes. I want to learn newer dishes. thank you from Azhar, Birmingham

Aug 16, 2015 Azhar Birmingham

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