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Easy Lemon Rice With Carrots

Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.

lemon rice with carrots

lemon rice with carrots

I use lemons regularly in my kitchen. They are a great source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, fiber, and other nutrients. They also boost your immune system. This tangy, mild-flavored fruit also gives a kick to otherwise bland dishes.

I always take making lemon rice lightly, meaning I'm not concerned about it turning out poorly—it's always delicious. This recipe is so simple and easy, and I think you'll find it to be too. I cooked the rice with some diced carrots to make it healthier and tastier.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

Serves 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked al dente with diced carrots
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 4-5 green chilies, slit lengthwise and cut
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon white lentils
  • 1 tablespoon split chickpeas or gram dal
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 lemon, juice extracted or 2-3 tbsp juice
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less sugar, optional, to balance the taste, I used
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook rice al dente with some salt and diced carrots. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add split chickpeas, peanuts, white lentils, curry leaves, and green chilies. Saute on a medium-low fire till peanuts become crispy. Throw in turmeric powder. Mix once.
  4. Add cooked rice and carrots. Add salt and sugar. Be careful when adding salt. You have already added salt when boiling rice. Hence, add less salt.
  5. Throw in grated coconut. Give a nice stir. Keep the heat very low. Add lemon juice. Mix well. Turn off the stove.
  6. Your yummy lemon rice with carrots is ready to serve. Eat it warm with some chips on the side. Enjoy the taste!