Lemon Rice Recipe


INGREDIENTS (SERVINGS 4)

  • Rice : 1-1/2 cups
  • Water : 3 cups
  • Salt : to taste
  • Oil : 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Peanuts 2 tablespoons
  • Black gram lentil 1-1/2 tablespoons
  • Bengal gram lentil 1-1/2 tablespoons
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Turmeric powder 3/4 – 1 teaspoon (adjust to suit your liking)
  • Slit green chillies 3-4
  • Dried red chillies 3-4
  • Lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons (adjust to suit your taste)
  • Water 1 tablespoon
  • Oil 2 tablespoons

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the rice with oil, salt and water till the rice is done and water dries up.
  2. Spread in a big plate and allow to cool.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add the mustard seeds.
  5. When they start to splutter add the asafoetida followed by the peanuts, black gram lentil and bengal gram lentil.
  6. Fry for a minute and add the curry leaves, chillies and turmeric powder and stir for a few seconds.
  7. Switch off heat and add the lemon juice with water and mix well.
  8. Once cool, add the rice and toss well.
  9. Adjust the seasoning.

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