Lemon Rice with Peanuts-Vegan Recipe

Lemon Rice(Yellow rice) is a popular dish in the southern part of India. Lemon rice is prepared with mixing lemon juice, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, chili, peanuts, and Asafoetida. Lemon Rice (mostly cooked with white rice) will increase the appetite due to its amazing aroma and bright yellow color. The recipe for Lemon rice is very quick and easy. I will be sharing another Yellow rice – GeelRys an African recipe in the next post. GeelRys Recipe link here

Lemon rice can be served with Yogurt Cucumber Onion dip or Raita. Link for the Raita recipe is here.


Difficulty Level Easy
Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Refrigerator life 1 Week
Reheating method Thaw/reheat
Ingredients Measurement
Organic White Rice 2/3 Cup
Bell Pepper chopped 1/4 Cup
Lemon Juice 3 Tablespoon
Onion Chopped 1/4 Cup
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Peanut 1/4 Cup
For Tempering
Coconut Oil 1 Table Spoon
Cumin and Mustard seeds 1 Table Spoon
Turmeric Powder 1 Tea Spoon
Asafoetida (Hing) Small pinch
Green Chili 2
Fresh curry leaves, rinsed
and destemmed (about 9-10 leaves)
1 Sprig


  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside(rice should not be mushy)
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan(I use the cast iron skillet). When the oil is heated add mustard seeds. When seeds begin to crackle, add cumin seeds, Turmeric powder, green chili, chopped onions, asafoetida, and peanuts, curry leaves and sauté for 30 seconds
  3. Add cooked rice  and mix well (I use the pressure cooker to cook the rice)
  4. Add salt and lemon juice mix well
  5. Garnish with Cilantro and serve with yogurt or Coconut chutney  or  Raita (Yogurt with chopped cucumber and onion)

Note: Add more chilies if you want the rice to be spicy.


I hope you’ll try this quick and easy recipe- Lemon Rice and share the feedback in the comment section below.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. gameofpies says:

    This rice looks great, I think I make this with dinner tonight. My daughter and husband will enjoy this rice.

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  2. Looks so pretty 😋
    I have nominated you for Sunshine Blogger Award

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  3. Lovely bright yellow colored rice dish. Your beautiful click makes it more desirable!!

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  4. Nilzeitung says:

    Very gladly done. I wish Them a lot and continue to do so. (*L*)

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