Lemon Rice Recipe

How To Make Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon rice is a delicious south Indian recipe prepared with the steamed rice and lemon juice. It is usually eaten with Onion Raita or Pickle. Lemon rice is a simple and easy recipe and you can prepare it with carrot and cucumber. Adding ginger to the lemon rice keeps fresh for hours and to make a good refreshing Lemon rice always try to use fresh lemons.

Ingredients Required:

Rice – 200g
Lemons – 3 (sliced)
Peanuts – 3 tablespoons
Bengal gram – 2 tablespoons
Split Urad dal – 2 tablespoons
Coriander leaves – 2 bunches (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 3 bunches
Salt to taste
Green chilies – 3 (sliced)
Oil – 6 tablespoons
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Cashew nuts – 10
Hing – 1 pinch
Red chilies – 3
Ginger –  1 teaspoon(finely chopped)

Preparation method:

Wash the rice and add enough water to cook.
Then switch on the stove and cook the rice, add a tablespoon of oil into the rice and mix it well.
Adjust the flame to medium while cooking the rice.
When ¾ parts of the rice are cooked, drain out the remaining water.
Then spread the rice on a wide plate and set aside.
Now extract the lemon juice without seeds and keep it aside in a bowl.
Now switch on the stove and heat a pan.
Then add 5 tablespoons of oil into the pan and heat it.
Then add ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds and peanuts into the oil and fry them in medium flame.
Then add 2 tablespoons of Bengal gram into the tempering and fry them in low flame.
Then add 2 tablespoons of urad dal and fry them.
Now add finely chopped ginger into the mixture and mix it once.
Then add sliced green chilies and Hing into the mixture and fry them.
Then add curry leaves into the tempering and mix it well.
Then add cashew nuts and mix it well.
Now add red chilies and mix all the ingredients once.
Now add salt as per taste and mix it well.
Then add chopped coriander leaves and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder into the mixture and mix it well.
Finally, add cooked rice into the tempering and mix it well.
Then add lemon juice into the mixture and mix it well.
Cook it for 2 minutes in low flame and then switch off the stove.
Then transfer the lemon rice or Nimmakaya Pulihora to a serving plate.

Tasty and Delicious Lemon Rice is ready to serve now
Garnish with roasted peanuts and add grated coconut

Serving Suggestion:

Serve this Lemon Rice with Onion Raita.
You can serve this Lemon rice as a morning breakfast or you can have it in the afternoon as a lunch.

Nutrition facts:

Serving size: 1plate (150g)

Total fat – 20g
Sodium – 709mg
Total carbs – 94g
Dietary fiber – 4g
Sugars – 1g
Protein – 14g
Vitamin A – 3%
Vitamin C – 13%
Calcium – 10%
Iron – 22%

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