Lemon Rice

A very popular and flavorful Indian dish – Lemon Rice iseveryone’s favorite. It is very easy to put together with ingredients youalready have in your pantry. Served with Raita, it makes a complete meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Brown Basmati Rice or any short grain rice
  • 2 Cups Mixed Veggies, diced
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste
Other Ingredients:
  • Juice of 1 full lime
  • 1⁄2 bunch Chopped Cilantro
  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a pan or Instant Pot.
  2. In 4Q Pan: Cover and cook for 15 mins on med. high. Once all the water is absorbed (no more water remains above the surface of the rice, reduce heat to low and allow to cook for 10 mins.
  3. In Instant Pot: Cook on High Pressure for 5 mins. Let it rest for 5 mins. and release pressure. Remove inner stainless-steel pot and set aside to cool for 20 mins. Transfer to a serving bowl and ensure veggies are mixed uniformly. Do not mix when rice is hot. It will become sticky.
  4. Add Lime juice and chopped cilantro.
  5. Adjust salt to taste’
  6. Serve with Plant Based Raita!!!
Plant Based Raita Recipe
  • 2 Cups Plant Based Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Cucumber, finely diced or grated
  • A pinch Cumin Powder
  • A pinch Chili Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 bunch chopped Cilantro
  • Salt to taste
Mix all to make Raita. Serve with Lemon Rice!!!
Keyword Lemon Rice, Oil-Free, Vegan, Healthy, Plant-Based, Tangy, Indian Cuisine, Citrus Flavor, No Oil, Easy Recipe

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