This easy recipe for lemon rice combines the amazing flavors of the popular Indian rice recipe with the healthier brown rice and crunchy vegetables to give you a delicious vegan meal or side for your meat/ fish in less than 30 minutes.
The traditional recipe for lemon rice is a simple one made by mixing cooked white rice with lemon juice, turmeric and a simple garnish. In this healthier version of the recipe, I have swapped white rice with brown rice and added ingredients like carrots and soybeans for the extra crunch, nutrition and flavor. These ingredients have mild flavors and go well with the authentic zesty flavor of the traditional lemon rice recipe.
This lemon rice keeps well for about 5 to 6 hours even without refrigerating, so it is ideal for lunch box or as a side for a potluck menu.
What to eat this lemon rice with
This lemon rice is so versatile, it can be eaten as a main vegan or vegetarian dish with just plain yogurt/ raitha or with a salad like the beet orange salad or lentil salad with turmeric.