I had a neighbour aunty who used to cook awesome food. She used to cook and distribute many dishes especially on festivals. I always waited for festivals to eat yummy food cooked by aunty. Aunty used to make lemon rice on almost all festivals and send boxes to her friends and neighbours. Relishing on aunties food was real feast for me. I always wanted to learn cooking south Indian dishes like her. When I started learning cooking I tried making lemon rice first. I wanted to make it like the way aunty made it. After some trials I could recreate the perfect lemon rice. This rice is mostly served with coconut chutney(or any choice of chutney ) and papads. Tangy taste of lemons makes this rice different in taste. Peanuts and lentils(Chana dal and urad dal) are added in rice to give nutty taste. I add more cashews and peanuts while making this rice as my kids like rice with more nuts.
Lemon rice can be made using freshly cooked rice or leftover rice also. It tastes well and more aromatic when cooked using freshly cooked rice. Please try following recipe and let us know about it in comments section.