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Friday, May 23, 2014

Lemon Rice | Quick Lunch Box Idea

Lemon rice is a very familiar rice to all and is a quick one to prepare.I love preparing this rice as it can be dressed up in minutes and hardly requires any preparation.This is a perfect rice for travel packs(stays good),lunch boxes.Adding peanuts adds a nice crunchy bites in the rice.This can be prepared by bachelor's or even beginners in cooking.This rice is also a great way to use up(remake) leftover cooked rice.Enjoy this elegant yet simple rice !!!

rice 2 cups
salt to taste
water 3 cups

to temper
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
curry leaves few
green chillies 3-4
ginger shredded 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
peanuts a fistful
asafoetida /kayam podi1/4 tsp
chana dal 1/2 tsp
red dry chillies 2
lemon juice of 1 lemon
oil 2-3 tsp

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-Cook the rice with salt and water as per packet instruction or as per your choice.I use 1 1/2 cup of water to cook 1 cup of rice.Just ensure that the rice is not mushy once cooked and let it be warm before mixing to the rice(gives the correct texture).Too hot rice can again turn mushy when mixed.
-Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.Add in the chana dal,peanuts,wait till it turns light browned.Add in the shredded ginger,sliced green chillies,curry leaves.Saute a minute and then add in the asafoetida(hing) and turmeric powder.
-Add the cooked rice and mix gently so that the turmeric powder is evenly coated.Turn off heat and add in the lemon juice,toss well.Serve warm with pickle and pappad !!!

*You can use any rice of your choice but basmati rice serves best.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

my daughter's favorite dish, as she said yellow rice. love it.

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav rice and Very tempting pics:) Feel like tasting it now:)

Preetha said... Best Blogger Tips

The rice has got the perfect colour... and rice is well cooked....have it with some pappads and raita.. phew...

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

must hv at least once a week..

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely pic,this is an all time favorite

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and light one pot meal..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy lemon rice...... Love it!!

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

All time favorite comfort food...

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks super..My all time favourite...i too love the crunchiness from peanuts & i add lots to mine..loved your clicks dear..

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds easy and delicious!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks appetizing Julie!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect rice Julie..Makes me hungry.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

please pass on that bowl... just looking at it is making me hungry...

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmy recipe..
Tasty Appetite

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lemon rice with some aviyal, now Iam hungry, nice clicks..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

One of a lunch box recipe at my home, delicious and lovely clicks

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color! One easy lunch recipe! Lovely!