Lemon Rice

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid. This water soluble vitamin is an important ANTIOXIDANT. It helps the body build new cells and repair damaged ones. It promotes the absorption of dietary IRON. The body does not produce vitamin C and does not retain stores of the vitamin C for very long. So, you should eat C-rich foods often. Indians love to eat most of their food by squeezing lemon on almost every dish. The recipe below is a simple recipe which is rich in Vitamin C.

What You Need:

1 Kolam Rice Cooked 3 cups
2 Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
3 Curry Leaves 10
4 Dry Red Chili 2
5 Green Chili 1
6 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
7 Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
8 Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
9 Peanuts 2 tbsp
10 Chana Daal 1 tsp
11 Urad Daal 1 tsp
12 Oil 1 tbsp
13 Salt Taste
14 Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a deep pan.
Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Add cumin seeds.
Add turmeric  powder, peanuts, chana daal and urad daal.
Add curr leaves. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add cooked rice,salt to taste and lemon juice.
Mix well.
Add coriander leaves and mix.
Serve with curd and pickle.


  1. Hi
    Very colorful picture.
    YES! Lemon rice is very simple but very tasty and instant rice when we do not have time and spices in the kitchen to make something special.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. would love to have this delicious lemon rice with pappad; looks tangy and appetizing!!

  3. for my husband who sometimes cooks in my absence seeing my blog posts., so cute :)

    I love lemon rice with thuvayals, yum yum!!

  4. Simple & Tasty rice,like to eat with spicy potato roast