Cook raw rice as per instructions until soft (But not mushy). Allow it to cool down.
Mix the Rice with 1 Tbspn of Oil and leave it aside.
Extract Lemon Juice, add Salt and a pinch of Sugar to it and mix well.
Heat Oil in a pan, splutter Mustard seeds, Bengal Gram Dhal, Dry Red Chillies.
Saute finely chopped Green Chillies and Curry Leaves.
Add Cashew nuts and Groundnuts to the above and fry them in a very low flame, until they turn into golden brown in colour.
Add Turmeric Powder and give a quick stir.
Pour in the Lemon Juice mix and leave in low flame for few seconds.
Add the cooked Rice and mix it until well combined in a very low flame.
Can prepare this dish with par-boiled rice too.
Cook the rice variety you are using, Al dente.
Adjust the amount of green chillies and dry chillies to your preference.
Gingelly (sesame) Oil would suit best for the dish.
Adding groundnuts and cashew nuts are purely optional.
Adjust the amount of lemon juice to suit your level of tanginess.
Learnt this recipe from my mom where she used to prepare this rice by boiling the lemon juice and then add it to the rice and personally I don't feel any bitter taste in the rice and it taste same as other method which I have share below
Garnish with remaining lemon zest and serve. Add chicken to pot and season with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and half the lemon zest. Add chicken stock, lemon juice, and cooked rice and simmer for 5 minutes