Lemon rice is a South Indian dish made with cooked rice.

It's flavored with a tangy lemon juice and seasoned with spices.

Cooked rice is typically cooled to avoid stickiness before making lemon rice.

The dish often includes mustard seeds, curry leaves, and lentils for flavor.

Turmeric is added to give the rice a vibrant yellow color.

Lemon zest or grated lemon peel can intensify the citrusy taste.

Freshly squeezed lemon juice is crucial for the dish's refreshing taste.

Garnishing with roasted peanuts or cashews adds texture and crunch.

It's a versatile dish, often served as a main course or side dish.

Lemon rice pairs well with yogurt, pickles, or spicy chutneys.