Lemon Rice

lemon rice

Lemon rice is a variety rice prepared with Lemon, rice and spices. It is a tasty and easy Instant and lunchbox recipe.

Video recipe of Lemon rice, coconut rice and Tamarind rice.

 

Cooking time: less than 5 minutes

Serves:  3 to 4

Ingredients

1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

For cooking raw rice:

  • Rice – 1 cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Water – 1 ¼ cup (the quantity of water depends on the quality of rice)

For preparing Lemon rice:          

  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Red Chillies – (3-4)
  • Green Chillies (medium size) – 3 (chopped)
  • Ground nuts/Peanuts(skinned/Skinless) – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 8
  • Heeng powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – required
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Lemon (small size) – 1

Method

  1. Cook the rice with water and cooking oil (1 tsp) with vent weight for 15 minutes at high flame (I have used 5 ½ litre aluminium cooker and cooked for 3 whistles). The cooked rice should be separate and not mushy.
  2. Roast the mustard seeds with the cooking oil (2 tbsp) until it crackles in a pan at medium flame.
  3. Add the chana dal, ground nuts, Cashew nuts, red chillies, green chillies, Heeng powder, turmeric powder and required salt to it. Saute the mixture for 2 minutes at medium flame.
  4. Add curry leaves to it and mix it well. Turn off the flame.
  5. Add the mixture to the cooked rice and mix it well.
  6. Squeeze lemon over it and again mix it well. Enjoy with Avial.
  7. Recipe of other variety rice Tamarind rice (Instant in less than 5 minutes) and Coconut Rice

 

 

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