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a dish of delicious lemon rice

Delicious Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Cook rice as described in the Just Rice Recipe. Adding a cinnamon stick when boiling rice adds to the flavor. Lemon Rice is a tasty dish that can be eaten as a meal by itself or served with any accompaniment. Please note that you may use fresh or dessicated coconut. Just make sure it is not the sweet variety. Use fresh lemons if it is easily available. I often used the bottled lemon juice, but recently I have started using fresh lemons.

This recipe is suitable for vegans as the butter is optional. The amount of nuts in this recipe, depends on your individual taste, vary the amounts according to your taste.

Here is the recipe.


  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dry split channa (chick pea) lentils
  • 1 teaspoon ajmo seeds, also known as celery or tymol seeds
  • 1 tablespoon butter(optional)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon desiccated coconut/sliced fresh coconut of/coconut flakes
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts
  • 1 - 2 finely sliced or crushed green chilies
  • 1-2 dry red chili (amount is to your taste)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice/ fresh or bottled
  • about ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves


  • Pick lentils & rinse. Add ½ cup water & microwave for 2 min.
  • Drain water and keep aside
  • Heat oil
  • Add mustard seeds. Put lid on & lower heat as seeds splutter
  • Add lentils & stir
  • Add chilies, ginger & turmeric: stir
  • Next add the nuts & stir for a few seconds
  • Add salt & coconut & lemon juice & stir
  • Add this mixture to the cooked rice and blend
  • Adjust salt if necessary. You may need extra because of the lemon juice. Garnish with Cilantro and serve
 The ingredients are now added to the cooked rice and mixed well

The saute´d mix now added to the pot of cooked rice which must be mixed well to incorporate the flavors

 Cashew nuts added to Lemon rice ingredients cooking on stove

Cashew nuts added to ingredients cooking on Stove

Lemon rice ingredients cooking on stove

Ingredients cooking on Stove

Lemon rice is also very good cooked with brown rice. If you have curry leaves available use that as well in the stage when you add the mustard seeds.

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