Indian Lemon Rice Recipe

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How to make Indian lemon rice?

Indian lemon rice is really easy to make! Here is a general idea of the method used to cook it, but please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete recipe. Saute the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, mustard, turmeric, salt and pepper.

What is the best cooking oil for lemon rice?

Lemon rice can be made with any cooking oil like peanut oil, sesame oil or sunflower oil. I like to add a dash of extra virgin olive oil towards the end. Olive oil doesn’t really go well in Indian foods but lemon rice is an exception. To make a good refreshing lemon rice always use fresh lemons.

How to cook lemon rice in Instant Pot?

To cook Lemon Rice in the Instant Pot: Use 1 cup rice and 1 1/4 cups coconut water; cook on HIGH pressure for 22 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and zest after it finishes cooking.

How long does it take to cook lemon rice?

Making lemon rice is one of the simplest & is great to begin with if you are a newbie. The entire dish just gets done under 10 minutes if you have some precooked rice ready. Lemon rice tastes good on its own. However many people love it with plain yogurt or curd, pickle, raita, chutney, salad or kosambari.

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