Friday, 1 March 2013

Lemon Rice - Easy Variety Rice

Yesterday night, my daughter asked me to make lemon rice & egg masala for her school today. I was so surprised how she came up with this combination yet very happy and packed her, her request.
:-) Maybe she would have got the combo from her friends lunch box.

When I was a kid I know my menu only when I open my lunch box during the lunch time to have the lunch but now a days kids are very smart and they give us the menu list for their lunch box what a generation nah.....:-)

Egg masala recipe is  here.

Below comes my lemon rice recipe.


Cooked Basmati rice - 2 cups
Lemon juice out of 2 big lemons
Red chillis - 3 ( do not add if you are cooking for your kids)
Mustard seeds
Cashews - 5
Curry leaves
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Asafoetida - pinch

Cooking Method:

1. Cook Basmati rice & keep it ready. Take juice out of the lemons & keep it ready too.

2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the heavy bottom frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard splatters add cashews & fry until it becomes golden color.

3. Then add turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, curry leaves & red chillies ( I did not add red chillis because I made this rice for my daughter).

4. Fry for few seconds and then add lemon juice & reduce the flame to sim.

5. After a minute add the cooked rice & mix thoroughly so that the rice completely blends with the lemon juice extract & other ingredients.

6. Check the salt, if required add again & mix it well. Let it cook for 5 mins.

7. Now lemon rice is ready. Garnish with coriander & mint leaves.

8. Lemon rice will be delicious with potato fry, channa gravy, egg masala etc.

Picture Presentation:

Egg masala recipe is  here.


  1. Thank you prabha for the delicious posts.Did You forgotten to post Dosa recipe for me ?
    I like your blog.
    Congratulations for such a tasty blog :)
    Have a nice weekend.

    1. Thank you so much Kiran for your lovely comments. Your comments are motivating made my day:-)

      Expect my dosa recipes soon :-)

    2. Thank you. I'll be waiting :)

  2. How beautiful. I hope my kids would give me more ideas of what to pack for their lunch bags. They only seem to like the 1 or 2 things over and over again! LOL.

  3. Thanks Amy for reading my post & leaving your comments.

    My daughter sometimes gives options

  4. Ha ha. Your little one might have her Mom's taste in cooking Helen :) She seems to know her combinations well :) The Rice looks yummy!

  5. yeh, your kid is really smart dear. LIked her choice. Really it is super combo. Loved your delightful but easy to make lemon rice. yummy.

    today's post:

  6. My all time favourite, can have it everyday.

  7. Looks fab yum and beautiful

  8. As far as they eat and no fuss that is a real boon. Having a mom like you she knows you can make her happy with anything she feels like eating.

    Lovely rice.

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