Give Your Rice A Zesty Twist With This Super Easy Lemon Rice Recipe

Suruchi Patwary , 05 Mar 2021
Lemon Rice by Vidhi Doshi
Lemon Rice by Vidhi Doshi

Growing up, I’ve always had rice as one of my three meals in a day. And having parents that love to cook, are actually good at it, and are always up for experimenting and trying out new recipes was a cherry on the cake. So naturally, I am a big fan of all things rice. So when Vidhi Doshi a.k.a. @ramenhairedgirl made her lemon rice recipe, I knew I had to get my hands on it and share it with y’all! From the looks of it, it looks mouth-watering and I, for one, cannot wait to try the recipe out myself. If you too are hunting for a zesty rice recipe then this lemon rice recipe is the one for you. Scroll down to check out the full recipe with step-by-step images!

What You’ll Need

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 dried chilli

1/4 cup peanuts

1 tsp urad dal 

1 green chilli

10 curry leaves

Pinch of hing

1 tbsp grated ginger

3 tbsp grated coconut

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

3 cups cooked basmati rice

Salt to taste

2 tbsp lemon juice

Coriander to garnish

Here’s How You Can Put It All Together

Step 1: Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard and cumin and let them splutter.

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Step 1

Step 2: Now, add the chilli, peanuts and urad dal and sauté it all till lightly golden.

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Step 2

Step 3: Proceed to add the green chilli, curry leaves, hing and grated ginger and sauté for 30 seconds.

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Step 3

Step 4: Add the grated coconut and turmeric to this mix and sauté again for 30 more seconds.

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Step 4
Step 4


Step 5: Now add the cooked rice and salt and mix it all together on a low flame.

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Step 5

Step 6: Right at the end, add lemon juice (add a little at a time to avoid being too sour) and mix well!

Step 7: And voila! Garnish with coriander and grated coconut!

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Step 7

Do you have any zesty rice recipes that you swear by? Then do share them with us in the comments below!

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