Nutty Lemon Rice Recipe
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Nutty Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon Rice is one of those comfort foods most everyone loves for different reasons.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas


  • 1 ½ cup basmati rice
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp split cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp grated turmeric roots
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro for garnishing


  • Soak the basmati rice for 15 mins in cold water.
  • Cook the rice with lots of water. Later drain the water after rice is cooked and place it aside. You could also steam the rice in a pressure cooker instead. Use a ratio of 1:1.5cup of water for every cup of rice.
  • Place a pan over medium heat add oil. As the oil heats up, add peanuts and cashews. Fry them to a crispy consistency.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds and saute them until they start to sizzle. Now, add dry red chilies and curry leaves and saute for another 30 seconds.
  • Add grated turmeric, ginger, and chopped green chilies and cook for a minute.
  • Add salt to taste and mix in the cooked rice. Give it a good mix until the flavor is evenly distributed.
  • Switch off the heat and squeeze some fresh lemon juice.
  • Add chopped cilantro and mix well.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 200kcal
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