Lemon Rice RecipeLemon Rice Recipe is one of the simple south Indian style microwave recipe. It is one of the colourful recipes with yellowish rice tempered with red chillies and peanuts.

I have seen many of South Indians doesn’t like to waste their food, they try to make out different recipes with existing one and use them. In same scenario, leftover rice can be consumed for making lemon rice recipe, also to increase its shelf life it’s a good idea to use fresh cooked rice.

Lemon and turmeric will increase shelf life of rice and fried peanuts gives you crunchy sensation. As said earlier this recipe is easy to cook with left over rice, so women like to make this recipe as a breakfast recipe or outdoor meals for their family.



Ingredients: 1 cup = 250 ml.

Rice – 1 ½ cups

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp.

Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp.

Peanuts – 25 gms.

Curry leaves – 2 tbsp.

Dry red chillies – 2 no. (brokend to two pieces)

Green chillies – 4 no. (sliced into small pieces)

Onion – 1 no.

Coriander leaves – ¼ cup.

Coconut grate – ½ cup.

Oil – 3 tbsp.

Salt – Required

For tempering:

Oil – 1 tbsp.

Bengal gram – 1 tbsp.

Mustard seeds – 1 pinch

Asafotida – a pinch

Moong dal – 1 tbsp.

Water – 3 cups

Preparation of Lemon Rice Recipe:

  • Wash and clean rice under running tap.
  • Soak rice in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes.
  • In microwave safe bowl, cook rice for 18 minutes at at high temperature.
  • Take another bowl and add oil, mustard seeds, asafotida, bengal grams, moong dal, onion slices, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and red chillies.
  • Mix all ingredients and cook for 2 minutes at high temperature.
  • Add peanuts and cook further for 3 minutes.

Tip: For increased flavour add cashew and ghee while making temper.

  • Add this tempered ingredients with rice and mix well.
  • Add coriander leaves, coconut grate, salt, lemon juice and cook for 4 minutes on medium temperature.
  • Lemon rice recipe tastes good when serve hot accompanied with coconut chutney or curd.
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