Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe
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Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

Lemon rice is a famous South Indian rice dish. It is bright yellow in colour, tangy and extremely flavourful.

Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

You can make this with freshly cooked rice or with leftover rice. It does not require too many ingredients. Only a few spices are needed to make this flavourful dish. You can serve this rice with any Indian curry. This is one of the easiest rice recipes I have ever tried. It is quick, easy and delicious. Hope you like the recipe. If so, do share your feedback in the comment section.

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Total Time: 15 min

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cup basmati rice or long grain rice
  • 4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp dark mustard seeds
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp curry leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Coriander leaves and lemon slices for garnishing

Cooking Directions:

Boil water in a pot with some salt. Then add the washed rice. Cook until done. It can take around 10-15 minutes. After that drain the rice with the help of a colander.

In a wok, heat oil on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds.

Once the seeds crackle, add dried red chillies. Fry for a few seconds.

Add turmeric powder and cook for a minute or until its raw smell goes away.

Then add the chopped curry leaves, cook for another minute.

Add the rice and give it a nice mix. But be gentle as the rice can break.

Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

Lower the heat, add salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix again. Remove from heat.

Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

Garnish the rice with fresh coriander leaves and lemon slices.

If you liked this recipe then you should also try, basanti pulao, which is an aromatic and flavourful rice dish. And if you are craving something spicy then try tawa pulao. It is loaded with veggies and so easy to make. But if you are looking for a restaurant-style fried rice recipe, try fried brown rice. It is made with brown rice, egg and lots of veggies.

Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

Lemon Rice | Quick Rice Recipe

Sneha Paul
Lemon rice is a famous South Indian rice dish. It is bright yellow in colour, tangy and extremely flavourful.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup basmati rice or long grain rice
  • 4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp dark mustard seeds
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp curry leaves thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Coriander leaves and lemon slices for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Boil water in a pot with some salt. Then add the washed rice. Cook until done. It can take around 10-15 minutes. After that drain the rice with the help of a colander.
  • In a wok, heat oil on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds crackle, add dried red chillies. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder and cook for a minute or until its raw smell goes away.
  • Then add the chopped curry leaves, cook for another minute.
  • Add the rice and give it a nice mix. But be gentle as the rice can break.
  • Lower the heat, add salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix again. Remove from heat.
  • Garnish the rice with fresh coriander leaves and lemon slices.
Keyword easy rice recipe, rice dish, south indian food

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Happy Cooking!

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