Today I am here with Lemon rice recipe. This is a easy to prepare, South Indian style lemon flavoured rice. I usually prepare lemon rice atleast once in a week as my family loves it so much and is perfect for packing in lunch box. While going for long distance travel this lemon rice can be packed, as it stays good for a long time. It is also be prepared to offer as neivedhyam to God during festival time.
When my mom makes this rice, she adds onion too. I love how the onions turn pink and looks attractive in the rice. IT also complements the rice so much. But today I have posted the no onion version here. I am not sure many are used to adding onions in lemon rice. Do try it and I am sure you will like it. I also add peanuts, as my kids love it. But did not add it this time. Here is an old picture with both onion and peanuts.
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How to make lemon rice with step by step pictures?
Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they sputter, add red chillies, curry leaves and channa dal and fry till channa dal turns slightly golden.
Adding ginger is optional. But it adds a nice flavour, so I prefer adding it. If adding ginger, add now and fry.
Then add turmeric powder and mix well. Turn off the heat.
Add rice, required salt, mix well and serve.