Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lemon Rice

This is another flavorful – easy to prepare – yummy rice. You can make this either with the left over rice or cook rice for this as such. This is one of my quick lunch box items / lunch for weekends.

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         Rice                             --   1 ½ cups (I used Sona Masoori)
         Turmeric powder --   ½ tsp
         Mustard seeds       --   ½ tsp
         Urad dal                   --   1 tbsp
         Dried red chili        --   2 – 3
         Peanuts                     --   ½ cup
         Asafetida                 --   a pinch
         Curry leaves           --   1 spring
        Ginger                        --   1 tsp
        Green Chillies          --   2 – 3
        Lemon juice             --   3 tbsp
        Oil                                 --   2 tbsp
        Salt                              --   to taste

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Preparation of Lemon Rice:

Wash and soak the rice for about half an hour. Drain the water and cook the rice with salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, when its starts to splutter, add asafetida, red chillies and fry them for a minute.Add the urad dal and saute for few seconds till they turn light brown. If using left over rice, add the turmeric powder in the oil along with asafetida. This helps to give an even yellow colour while mixing the rice.

Toss in the peanuts and curry leaves. Stir fry for few seconds.

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Now add the cooked rice and mix well with the spices. Add lemon juice and toss the rice again.

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  1. Again, a close-up shot! Makes me terribly drooling. So hungry right now and it's close to lunch time! hehehe ;)

  2. I adore the lemon rice, esp. when served with some quality curry. :-))


  3. love this rice... perfect color 'n nice presentation!

  4. Looks so yummy, great presentation too...

  5. My favourite anytime, love very much lemon rice that too along with spicy potato fries..mouthwatering..

  6. looks so colourful and flavorful.. love the presentation too.

  7. lovely colour combo...lovely recipe....

  8. So tangy and yummy, your briyani also looks very delicious.

  9. Gee this reminds me of my Hostel during my College days and unlike my roomies I liked it..hehe
    Also same pinch, I have the same serving bowl, have used it in many of my pics :D

  10. Lemon rice looks yum...i usually do it once a week

  11. Looks so perfect and this rice,great presentation Nitha

  12. Nitha ithu oru easy breezy rice annu. I love it.

  13. Lovely rice!! This is my fav too pakshe Akhilnu athra eshtamillatha kondu vallapozhume undakkarullu :(

  14. That's best looking lemon rice I have seen!

    US Masala

  15. love the color of it....quick n easy lunch menu

  16. wow ente fav ayirunnu school il padikkunna kalathu ippol kazhichittu othiri nal ayi

  17. lovely all time favourite

  18. nice delicious recipes in your blog. beautiful pictures too. do stop by my blog. cheers:)

  19. love love lemon rice:) is the best wa to usel eft over rice too...isnt it?....nice pic da..

  20. Looks like you are having an amazing rice fest in ur kitchen...
    I love this..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

  21. I LOVE lemon rice....the pictures are making my mouth water.. :)

  22. Adipoli..loved the color and lemony flavor.YUM!!

  23. I always wanted to make Lemon Rice , somehow never could get a chance !
    Wil try soon .. Thnx for sharing dear

    UK Rasoi