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Lemon Rice Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Lemon Rice - A quick tasty meal made with rice, spices and lemons.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 3/4 cup
  • Lemons - 2 medium sized
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Salt - as required
  • To temper:
  • Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Channa Dal / Bengal Gram Dal - 3/4 tsp
  • Hing/ Astofedia - a generous pinch
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Peanuts/ Cashews - 1.5 tbsp


  • Wash rice thoroughly with water. Pressure cook rice in a medium flame for three to four whistles with required amount of water. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly and set aside.
  • Keep all the ingredients ready. Take juice from lemons and keep it ready.
  • Heat a kadai with oil. Add all the items listed to temper. Let mustard seeds cracks and urad dal and Bengal gram dal turns brown. Then add curry leaves and peanuts /cashews (I haven't added this time). Let the cashews/peanuts turn golden brown. Then add red chillies and green chillies along with turmeric powder and required salt. Mix everything well and switch off the flame.
  • Once the tempered items are cooled down, add lemon juice. Mix well. Now add cooked rice and mix using a fork slowly. Mix well until everything gets mixed well. Switch off the flame once done. Give at least 15 minutes resting time and serve!


Serving: 2g