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This vibrant lemon rice side dish is best served with seafood and meats. Prepare it with leftover cooked rice to save time!

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cooling Time: 5 minutes minutes

2 servings

4.9 from 35 votes

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This Lemon rice recipe is a delicious side dish to serve with any main dish.

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The South Indian inspired yellow rice can be served with Indian as well as Western fish, meat and vegetable meals.

This is a quick and easy version prepared with a few ingredients.

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When you visit Goa, the first thing that you do is to take around to the beach and chill in one of the beach shacks.

You check out one of the sticky, salty menu cards and discover in the side dishes something called lemon rice.

It doesn't sound fancy but if you are a serious lemon or lime lover like me, then you should not miss on this lemon rice recipe!

馃摃 What is it?

Lemon rice is a flavorful rice side dish that goes well with any kind of main course meal.

However, lemon rice goes best with seafood meals.

My husband introduced me to this lemon rice recipe by preparing and serving delicious and freshstir-fried prawns with lemony rice.

My husband's aunt is from Kerala in South India, so she was the one to introduce the lemon rice to the family during festivities.

It quickly gained fame as you can see!

Note: This is not the authentic south Indian lemon rice version but rather a quick and easy recipe to make lemon rice at home.

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馃崥 Ingredients

The citrus flavors in this lemon rice recipe will add some aroma to your rice.

The dark mustard seeds are an essential addition too, which give a comforting nutty flavor to the dish and some texture as well.

Mustard seeds are healthy too and don't necessarily turn the rice dish spicy.

Another great super healthy addition is turmeric, which might be known to some as Curcuma yellow spice.

I have written about turmeric before.

This spice is a very powerful antiseptic dried and powdered root, which is essential in Indian cuisine.

Turmeric gives this lemon rice recipe, not just a gorgeous hue but also a well-rounded taste experience, and together with the mustard seeds and lemon juice, it is a brilliant flavor experience, which anybody should experience!

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Tip: You can also add Cashews or Peanuts to your lemon rice! Proper south Indian lemon rice calls for nuts and curry leaves.

The lemon adds a nice tangy addictive touch to the side dish, and it's going to be your new favorite go-to side dish at home.

馃敧 How to make it?

Step 1

Briefly cook mustard seeds in oil.

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Step 2

Add ginger and garlic to it and stir cook.

Season with turmeric, pepper and salt.

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Step 3

Take from the heat and stir in fresh lemon juice.

Mix in cooked plain rice.

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Useful tools to make lemon rice:

  • Spice Glass Jar Set - To store your spices properly. More hygienic and easy to find and ultimatelyyou will use the healthy spices more frequently. That way you won't forget your spices at the back of your cupboard!
  • Deep Dish Pan - To prepare the lemon rice easily. That way the spices get cooked evenly and you can mix the rice properly without making a mess.
  • Bamboo Spatula to stir-fry - I love this spatula and use it very frequently in my cooking as you can see. It's sturdy, it's light, it gets clean easily. Even annoying turmeric stains come out of the spatula!
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Dear Reader, with what are you planning to serve the lemon rice?

The post Lemon rice recipe was first published on the 27 th December 2014 and has been enhanced and updated ever since.

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Quick Indian Lemon Rice Recipe

This vibrant lemon rice side dish is best served with seafood and meats. Prepare it with leftover cooked rice to save time!

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Asian, Indian

Diet: Hindu, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cooling Time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 415kcal

Recipe by: Helene Dsouza

Ingredients

US - Metric

Instructions

  • Wash the rice and cook until done but not mushy. Basmati rice usually takes about 10-12 minutes to cook on a medium heat setting, follow the package instructions. Strain so that no water is left.

    1 Cup Basmati Rice, 2 Cups water

  • In a pan heat up the oil and add the mustard seeds. Temper the mustard seeds 鈥 careful mustard seeds jump up 鈥 until you get the nutty mustard seed aroma.

    1 Tablespoon Oil, 1 Teaspoon Brown Mustard Seeds

  • Add the ginger garlic paste, the turmeric powder, salt, and pepper and stir fry for another minute or two.

    1 Tablespoon Ginger + Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Ground, To Taste Salt, Pinch Black Pepper Ground

  • Take from the heat and let cool for a few minutes before adding and mixing in the lemon juice.

    Juice of one Lemon

  • Pour the whole mixture over the cooked rice and mix well. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Use Ginger Garlic paste as it mixes into the dish. You can also buy the paste. OR chop鈪 ginger and 鈪 garlic fine and use that instead.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Quick Indian Lemon Rice Recipe

Amount Per Serving (484 g)

Calories 415Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Sodium 20mg1%

Potassium 131mg4%

Carbohydrates 75g25%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 7g14%

Calcium 33mg3%

Iron 1.3mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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