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Lemon Rice - An easy Lunch box recipe

Lemon rice, as the name suggests is rice mixed with lemon. It have a nice tangy flavor.The peanuts gives a crunch in every bite.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Easy lemon rice recipe, How to make Lemon rice, Lunch box recipe, South indian lemon rice recipe
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 People
Author: Lathiya


  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • Lemon Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Tsp Chana dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Tbsn Peanuts
  • 2 Nos Green Chili Slit Lengthwise
  • 1 No Dry Red Chili Broken
  • 1/4 Tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • Curry Leaves few
  • Salt As required


  • Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds.
  • When mustard seeds crackle, add chana dal, curry leaves, green chili and dry red chili.
  • Saute it for a minute and add peanuts.
  • Saute the peanuts till it turn golden and add turmeric powder.
  • Add lemon juice and switch off.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add salt.
  • Add cooked rice and give a gentle mix till all the rice is covered.
  • Check for salt.
  • Let it stay covered for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve along with Potato Podimas / Mashed Potato Stir fry, Alu Kangmet – A Manipuri Potato Dish, Baby Potato Roast or any fryums.


  1. Once you add lemon juice, take the pan away from heat.Do not over cook the lemon. If so, it will turn bitter.
  2. Let the rice cool down completely before adding it to the lemon mix.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg