Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Lemon Rice is an easy to make rice dish flavored with lemon juice. It is perfect to make as a lunchbox option for kids. Here is a traditional recipe to make Lemon Rice.



  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 2 Green Chilli Split into half
  • 3-4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • 6-8 Cashew Nuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  1. Dry roast the peanuts and cashew nuts till slightly browned.

  2. Keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a pan.

  4. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.

  5. Cook till dals are slightly browned.

  6. Add green chilli, dry red chilli, curry leaves and hing.

  7. Cook for 10 seconds.

  8. Add the roasted peanuts, cashew nuts, salt and turmeric powder.

  9. Cook for 10 seconds.

  10. Add the cooked rice and lemon juice and mix well.

  11. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I like my lemon rice slightly less tangy, so I added only 1 tbsp of lemon juice but you can add more if you like the taste.


Nutrition Facts
Lemon Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 72.7mg88%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.