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


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

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

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

  4. Looks delicious--great combo of flavors!

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

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

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

  8. delicious and flavourful lemon comfort food..

  9. 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.

  10. Buonissimo eprofumato questo risotto!Brava!Ciao

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

  12. Tangy and yummy favorite

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

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

  15. Delicious and comforting food...

  16. lemon rice :)

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

  18. Great idea!
    Love your blog! Nice finding you! Visit me at:

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

  20. Dal used in dis recipe is cooked or used as such

  21. Hi, many, many thanks for taking the time to share. It was useful for my team. Thanks for all of your hard work. I enjoy your weblog and will sign up to your feed so I will not miss anything. Fantastic content. restaurant near venkateshwar college


You are really kind hearted, who came to leave comments for me. Each of your comments are really valuable for me. This keeps me cooking a lot..Thank you so much..

Please think twice before leaving Harsh & Rude comments. It hurts me a lot. All those comments will be deleted.

Thanks for understanding..


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...