Deutsch: Zitronenreis / Español: Arroz con limón / Português: Arroz de limão / Français: Riz au citron / Italiano: Riso al limone /

Lemon Rice refers to a dish from south India, but particularly a native rice dish from Tamil Nadu. It is made from raw rice, lemon salt, turmeric powder, red chilly, oil, ginger, and asafoetida. Lemon rice is seasoned with mustard, and garnished with curry leaves. Lemon rice is ideally served with Papadam (Papad) and Achaar (pickle)


Lemon rice is a popular South Indian dish made from cooked rice mixed with tangy lemon juice, tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and peanuts. The vibrant yellow color comes from turmeric, which is also used for flavoring. It is a simple yet delicious dish that is often served as part of a meal or as a quick snack. The lemon juice adds a refreshing zing to the rice, making it a light and flavorful option for lunch or dinner. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, making it a versatile dish for any occasion.

Application Areas

  • Traditional South Indian cuisine
  • Quick and easy meal option
  • Suitable for lunchboxes
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Potluck gatherings

Treatment and Risks

  • There are no specific treatments or risks associated with consuming lemon rice, unless one has an allergy to any of the ingredients used in the dish.
  • It is important to use fresh ingredients and proper cooking techniques to avoid any potential risks of foodborne illnesses.


Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Lemon pulihora
  • Nimbu chawal
  • Lemon rice pilaf


Lemon rice is a tangy and flavorful South Indian dish made by mixing cooked rice with lemon juice, turmeric, and a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. It is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a quick meal, snack, or side dish. With its refreshing lemony flavor, it is a popular choice for vegetarians and vegans. Lemon rice is easy to make and is suitable for various occasions, from lunchboxes to potluck gatherings.


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