Dec 16, 2011

Lemon Rice – Recipe for Leftover Rice / Lunch Box Ideas

Hai Friends .. Hope everyone is doing great…I wish you all a very very happy weekend…I am completely busy this weekend, because I have two cake orders and one cookie order in my hand. So how could I not..I will let you know the results soon..Now coming back to today’s recipe..Lemon rice is a must in our house for once a week..Somedays we even have it twice or thrice..This is  a quick and simple dish to make if you have only minutes in your hands. A awesome spiced up rice with a hint of tangy taste.

Many people skip the turmeric in this dish.. But I strongly suggest you to add it because that  gives the awesome colour which a lemon rice should have..Amma makes this along with her signature potato poriyal( which I am yet to post)…But I often like to have it with this potato roast. Lemon rice with potato is a perfect combo..And this is one of my friend named eswari’s favorite dish, she can eat it all day without getting bored..I know you too will love it..So hope you try it and let me know how it came out.

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins + 15 mins for coking rice
Serves :  1 or 2


Rice – 2 cups cooked
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu– 1 tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu – 1tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 2 broken
Curry leaves -1 spring
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice – 2 tblspn or to taste
Oil- 2 tblspn


Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry for 30 seconds.

Now add in salt and turmeric powder and fry for 10 seconds.

Add lemon juice in and mix well.

Immediately add cooked rice in and mix well. Stir until everything is heated through.

Serve hot or put in lunch box along with potato poriyal.

Take all your ingrediants
LeftOver Rice
Heat oil in a kadai
add mustard seeds and urad dal
add channa dal and red chillies
add curry leaves in this
now add turmeric and salt
now add lemon juice in this
mix well
immediately add cooked rice
Mix well
a close look for you


faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

so tempting rice.......superb

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav rice...lemon rice n Brinjal fry are excellent combo...looks more inviting!!

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my fav one pot meal..looks yumm!!

Esh said... Best Blogger Tips

Heyyyyyyy Dear....Looks Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Don't forget to bring it on Monday...Mouth watering.......hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Jill | Dulce Dough said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious--great combo of flavors!

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully spiced. We welcome all rice dishes in this home - just a rice-loving family.

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Luks Yum Yum and delish Dear.I deeply appreciate the efforts U've put in.Luv it

blackbookkitchendiaries said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how delicious this sounds! thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and flavourful lemon comfort food..

StephenC said... Best Blogger Tips

I so enjoy the exotic (to me) recipes you share. Question: you refer to two kinds of dal. I have been under the impression that that is a kind of lentil. Are they cooked before you put them with the rice. I will only see your reply if you write to Thanks.

La cucina di Molly said... Best Blogger Tips

Buonissimo eprofumato questo risotto!Brava!Ciao

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

such a easy lunch box recipe my all time favorite .....

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy and yummy favorite

Poornima Nair said... Best Blogger Tips

Our favorite solution to use up left over rice!Yumm!

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

tangy n all time fav dish..;)
Tasty Appetite

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and comforting food...

Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips lemon rice :)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Esh...Sure da.......

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks so good..

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting and full of flavour..quick and easy lunch box recipe..

Elpiniki said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea!
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ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

very nicely presented rice dear...

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Mohan Raj Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

The brinjal poriyal link is not working..... Could you please provide the link

leela choudhary said... Best Blogger Tips

Dal used in dis recipe is cooked or used as such

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@leela choudharyIt is not cooked, it is raw lentil

Vikas said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the recipe☺��