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Revitalizing Your Morning Routine: Quick and Zesty Lemon Rice

Are you in need of a fuss-free breakfast option after a hectic workweek filled with early morning Zoom meetings? Look no further than this delightful lemon rice recipe that will reinvigorate your mornings without the added effort.


  • Cooked rice

  • Peanuts

  • Oil

  • Mustard seeds

  • Urad dal (split black gram)

  • Chana dal (split chickpeas)

  • Fresh curry leaves

  • Ginger

  • Green chilies

  • Red chili powder

  • Asafoetida (Hing)

  • Salt

  • Turmeric

  • Water

  • Fresh lemon


  1. Begin by heating a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Once hot, add the peanuts and roast them until they turn a delightful golden brown. Set the roasted peanuts aside.

  2. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil. When it's heated, toss in the mustard seeds, urad dal, and chana dal. Sauté them until they take on a golden hue.

  3. To this aromatic mix, add fresh curry leaves, finely chopped ginger, green chilies, and a pinch of red chili powder. Continue to sauté until the fragrance of ginger and curry leaves fills the air.

  4. Now, season the mixture with salt, turmeric, and a dash of asafoetida (hing). Stir well to combine all the flavors.

  5. Pour in three tablespoons of water, allowing it to meld with the spices. As the water evaporates, you'll be left with a flavorful, slightly wet mixture.

  6. Add the pre-cooked rice to the pan and stir thoroughly. The rice will absorb the delectable flavors from the mixture.

  7. Squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon into the pan, adding a zesty twist to your lemon rice.

  8. Finally, garnish your breakfast creation with roasted peanuts for that perfect crunch.

And there you have it—your revitalizing breakfast is ready to be served, bringing a burst of flavor to your mornings with minimal effort. Enjoy!

Written by: Aakanksha Bajpai

Edited by: Aniket Joshi

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