Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lemon Rice

A hassle-free lunch-box option, lemon rice is a favourite with young and old alike in southern india! Most often the best accompaniment for lemon rice is spicy roasted potatoes but I like to have coconut chutney as a side dish. That's a wonderful combination. Try this and may be you'll love it too..


Cooked rice - 1 cup
Lemon - 1
Ginger - 1 inch piece, chopped finely
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste

To Temper

Oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves


Allow the cooked rice to cool off completely. We do not want the rice to get mashed up while mixing. Squeeze the lemon juice and keep it ready. Take care to discard the lemon seeds.

In a kadai, do the tempering and add the chopped ginger and saute for few seconds. Add the turmeric powder and turn off the flame. Now immediately add the lemon juice and give a quick stir. Add this to the cooled rice along with required salt and mix well. Allow to sit for sometime so that the flavor blends well.

** Switch off the stove before adding the lemon juice. Else you may get a bitter taste if the lemon juice gets cooked for a long time.

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