Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lemon Rice With Veggies

Lemon Rice With Veggies is a simple rice recipe. Lemon rice is one of the popular rice dishes from India. Generally vegetables are not added to the classic lemon rice. But my mother makes it with veggies all the time. As a kid, I never liked it. Few months back, I noted this recipe from her. Finally I decided to make it and it did taste yummy. Now I am really wondering as to why I didn't like it as a kid!

This rice is 'easy to make' and makes a good lunch box dish or for potluck. It is filling and does taste wonderful. Do give this a try and give a break to your 'normal lemon rice' recipe :)

  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Frozen Peas- 1/3 cup
  • Chopped Green Beans - 1/3 cup
  • Carrot, small sized - 1
  • Oil - 2-3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal (Split black gram) - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Green Chilli - 1-2
  • Ginger, grated - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion, small sized - 1/2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen - 1 Tbsp
  • Cilantro (Coriander leaves) - 3-4 sprigs
  • Lime juice- To taste
  • Salt - To taste


Wash the rice and add it in a microwave safe bowl. Then add double the amount of water, chopped carrot, beans, peas and salt.

Mix and cook it on high for 14- 15 minutes (or you can also cook it in a cooker or in a nonstick pot). Once done, allow it to cool completely.

While the rice is cooking, chop onion, green chilli and cilantro.

Now heat oil in a pan. Once hot add mustards seeds. After it pops, add curry leaves, chopped green chilli, urad dal. Fry for few seconds and then add chopped onion. Sprinkle little salt and fry until it turns slight brown. Then add ginger and fry until the raw smell goes off.

Once done, add turmeric powder and grated coconut. Fry for 15- 20 seconds.

Then finally add the rice-veggie mixture. 

Mix well. Then add chopped cilantro and turn off the heat. Finally squeeze in the lime juice and toss the rice mixture gently.

Lemon Rice With Veggies is ready!!

Serve it hot. Above measurement serves 1-2 people.