How to Make Lemon Rice

For days when the question like “What to cook today?” disturbs you the most, the lemon rice is a perfect solution. This simple, flavorful and exotic recipe of lemon rice is prepared in a few minutes with just a few ingredients.

Different veggies can be added to the same recipe as per your preference. A little bit of nutty and crunchy taste is added in the recipe by adding peanuts or cashew nuts to it. Lemon juice is added at the end of the recipe as per taste.

how to make lemon rice

I like how beautiful this pic of lemon rice turns out. Happy and Gorgeous pic no? 🙂 Those characters in the pic are edible rice puffs famous as “kachri” in India. The lemon rice recipe comes originally from South India and best enjoyed along with pickle, vegetable raita and papad.

Let’s see how to prepare this instant one pot recipe.

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How to Make Lemon Rice
lemon rice recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
lemon rice recipe
Instructions
  1. Soak the washed rice in water for about 15 to 30 minutes and then drain the water, rinse the rice and keep aside.
  2. Now in a pressure cooker add oil and allow it to heat up for a minute. Add the mustard seeds, split chickpeas, split/skinless black lentils and saute it for about 1 to 2 minutes, or once the lentils turn golden in color, also add the peanuts to it and stir-fry.
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  3. Now add the curry leaves, green chilli, ginger, salt and turmeric to it and stir-fry this for around 30 seconds. Now add rice and double the amount of water as compare to the mixture and mix well.
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  4. Close the lid and cook for upto 2 whistles in a pressure cooker on high flame.
    Lemon rice preparation
  5. Naturally the pressure will release in 10 minutes, open the lid and release any remaining pressure.
  6. Pour the lemon juice over rice and mix well. Serve the prepared hot rice with curd, pickle and papad.

8 Comments

  1. I was not expecting this dish to be so hearty from the name. I would be happy to eat this for lunch or dinner.

    1. forkfulofhappiness says:

      🙂

  2. Mouthwatering, lip smashing. Just awesome. Will surely give it a try. Thanks

    1. forkfulofhappiness says:

      I’m sure you are definitely gonna like it 🙂

  3. Looks delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe.

    1. forkfulofhappiness says:

      It’s a must try!! I’m sure you’ll love it 🙂

  4. Whitney says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious – I love how easy and affordable this is. Thanks for sharing!

    1. forkfulofhappiness says:

      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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