Lemon Rice

5 (2 Reviews)
4 Servings
35 Minutes

When life gives you lemons make lemon rice. It is one rice dish I can never say no to. It is so delicious and comforting that I always end up eating more than my appetite.

Lemon rice is a South Indian cuisine but is quite popular all over India. It is quick, simple and easy to make. Best part is my little one loves lemon flavoured things, so he eats it happily.

If you are cooking for your kid, make sure you don’t add chillies. I also remove peanuts when I am serving it to my little one.

Here is my lemon rice recipe. Apart from lemon juice I also add a tablespoon of lemon zest to give that extra lemony flavour.

Who wants some lemon rice?

Looks so delicious.

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Turn off the stove before you add lemon juice and zest.

Lemon Rice

5 (2 Reviews)

Recipe details

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes|Cook time: 15 Minutes|Total time: 35 Minutes


Lemon Rice


Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds.
Once mustard seeds crackle, add whole red chillies.
Once they change colour, add green chillies, curry leaves, salt, asafoetida, turmeric and roasted peanuts and stir. 
Turn off the stove and add lemon zest and lemon juice.
Stir in cooked rice and mix well.
Stir in chopped cilantro and mix.
Lemon rice is ready. Serve with pickles or yogurt.


  • If you like curry leaves you can add it too.
  • If you don't have asafoetida, you can skip it.
  • Use chillies as per your preference. If you want it mild you can skip it too.

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5 (2 Reviews)

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  • Luvsclassics foodie
    Luvsclassics foodie
    on Sep 2, 2020

    @#ShwetaSingh, Having enjoyed the flavor of Lemon in foods, I am curious as to what is the purpose/ health benefit of adding Asafetida to the rice?

  • Jancat
    on Sep 4, 2020


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