Carrot Lemon Rice-Easy Lunch box Recipe

This is a simple yet delicious one pot meal which is a good option for lunch box too.When I saw this rice in Sangeetha's space so much inspired and its a nice twist to add the carrot in the lemon rice.So without second thought add carrot to the lemon rice next day when I made it for hubby's lunch box and clicked.But the pictures were not clear due to poor light and whenever I made this one after that,I couldn't click.Some how today I managed to click some pictures,here goes the recipe for tangy and colorful rice..........


Basmathi/Sona masoori rice1cup
Lemon juice1/4cup
Green chilly(chopped)5nos.
Carrot(grated) 1no.
Dried red chilly2nos.
Curry leaves1sprig
Coriander leaves(chopped)1tbs
Sesame oil/nallennai2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi11/2tsp
For Tempering
Mustard seeds1tsp
Urad dhal11/2tsp
Channa dhal 11/2tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch


                           Cook the rice in the pressure cooker or electric cooker along with a pinch of salt,separate the grains and add the sesame oil.Let it cool down completely.

Meanwhile heat a pan with the oil and splutter the mustard seeds,add the urad dhal,channna dhal,cashews,peanuts and asafoetida one by one.Add the green chilly,grated ginger red chilly,curry leaves and toast it for a minute.Now add the grated carrot and  saute it for a minute,add the salt and turmeric powder,mix it well.Put off the stove and add the lemon juice.
Stir it well to get everything blend.Add this mixture to the rice and mix it gently.
Colorful and tangy rice is ready.

Serve it with papad,chips and pickle.


  • The amount of lemon juice depends the tanginess of the lemon.
  • If you are packing it for lunch box add little more(1tsp approximately) lemon juice as the flavor and the tanginess get incorporated.
  • Do not boil the lemon juice otherwise it will end up in bitter taste.


Thank u Nalini for trying it out n referring my recipe link...this is my fav rice :) looks inviting...nics pics too!

so tempting and looks so perfect!!!
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Delicious and colorful rice. Must have tasted yummy.

Yummy & comforting food

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Wow yummy lemon made me to realise that I have this recipe in my drafts done long back :)

Love to have lemonrice even everyday,loving here the addition of carrots,prefect lunch box dish.

carrot rice is always been hated with lemon rice def kids will gulp it for sure..nice idea..

Adding carrots makes the rice even more colorful..

My fav rice. never tried adding carrot. must try next time :)

Adding carrots to lemon rice is really nice kid love lemon rice but don't eat carrots..may be I will be lucky this way..will try out...

Tangy healthy yummy rice...Loved the addition of carrots..

The recipe is looking amazing and picture....thanks for sharing the recipe..
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