14 September 2011

Lemon Rice

If you wish to have something different from the usual plain rice and in a hurry then lemon rice is the best option. Its so easy, tangy and yummy. This is a very light and fragrant rice with lemon and ginger flavor along with the crunchiness of the peanuts. This is perfect for picnics, travels and as a lunch box item. This south Indian dish goes well with raita, pickle and pappad.





INGREDIENTS
·         Cooked Rice – 4 cups 
·         Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
·         Asafoetida  – 2 pinch
·         Peanuts – 3 tbsp
·         Urad daal – 1 tsp
·         Curry leaves – 10
·         Green Chili – 3 (slit into half)
·         Onion – 1 medium sized ( chopped)
·         Ginger – 1 tsp. finely chopped
·         Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
·         Lime juice – 1 tbsp
·         Oil – 2 tbsp
·         Salt to taste



                                                                                                   

METHOD
In a wok/pan heat oil.
Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
Add hing, peanuts and urad dal. Fry peanuts for 2 minutes till the nice aroma starts emanating.
Add curry leaves.
Stir well and add onions, chilly and ginger.
Keep frying till the onions are translucent. Add salt.
Add turmeric and half of the lime juice. Stir till the raw smell is gone.
Add the rice scoop by scoop and keep mixing.
Add the remaining lime and add salt.
Mix well and remove pan from fire.
Serve hot with raitha/ dal, pickle and pappad.




Tips:
Lemon rice is best made with ghee rice(small grains) though you can also use Basmati rice. But not boiled rice.
Adjust the lime juice as per your preference.






56 comments:

  1. Yum yum lemon rice..perfect presentation !!

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  2. am drooling seeing these pictorials...does lemon rice look better than this ever?

    I made lemon rice ystrdy :)

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  3. Very colorful and delicious looking lemon rice.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Wow cute presentation and flavourful rice

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  5. My all time favorite. It is easy to prepare and tastes very good too.
    Pic are beautiful :)

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  6. Looks simply perfect and tempting.. awesome clicks too :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  7. Very cute presentation and lemon rice is my favourite.

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  8. such cute presentation! I would love to dig in :)

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  9. wow...lemon rice is my favorite..i have it once in a week..Your looks delicious...i really like your presentation...lovely blog..Following it right away...Check out my blog too dear

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  10. Lovely Lovely presentation. Never thought a humble lemon rice could be made to look so beautiful.

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  11. Delicious and love the presentation so cute

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  12. looks perfect and delicious...

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  13. cute and lovely presentation...

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  14. The lemon rice looks perfect. Beautifully presented :)

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  15. cute clicks and nice presentation. yummy lemon rice

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  16. Wow!!!Superb presentation and so looks very yummy

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  17. Wow!! Rinku, It's my first time at your space...i must say you have really nice space out here...and i'd love to be following you...keep in touch..shruthi

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  18. My daughter's favorite lunch box item...Nice presented

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  19. A simple & aromatic recipe..And nice presentation :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  20. love the beautiful presentation and im a big fan of lemon rice...

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  21. Love the fun presentation n beautiful yellow color very much :)
    USMasala

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  22. Super presentation & stunning lemon rice...wah! Rinks..i've been drooling since morning, but ofcourse I will eat it when you make it for me baby :D

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  23. delicious lemon rice and wonderful presentation.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi u have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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  25. LOL.. love that face on lemon rice. Thanks for trying my recipe.

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  26. Rinku darling!!!! adipoli pictures kto..!!! and rice looks perfect and yumm

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  27. Yum yum rice....love it all time..
    nice presentation:)

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  28. Thanks dear friends for all those lovely comments. I am flattered!!

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  29. Oh myyy...I must say that this is possibly the best lemon rice, I have ever seen...and about the presentation, I have no words, very cute and beautiful..loved it dear..good job..

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  30. Rice looks so yummy....very nice clicks...

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  31. Yum, that looks mouth watering. Superb presentation and what a great color :)

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  32. very cute presentation - lemon rice is indeed yummy!

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  33. Lemon rice is my all time favorite and I must say that this is the best presentation.

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  34. Looks really yummy and wonderful clicks..

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  35. rinks u made this look so special thsat i want to eat it now....gr8 dear ...appreciate dat

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  36. a comfort food for me..so cute presentation..lovely clicks..

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  37. Hey...Delicious Lemon rice with attracting decoration. Super.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  38. Wonderful presentation and lovely yellow colour...perfect for lunch box menu...

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  39. beautiful presentation of my favourite food, perfect!, Lovely click

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  40. beautiful presentation..lemon rice never looked so good. First time in your blog...happy to follow you..

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  41. its been ages since ive had lemon rice..ure tempting me 2 make it :)

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  42. Lemon rice looks so inviting and yummy. Cute presentation.

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  43. My all time fav :) u made me drool with the gorgeous click :)

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  44. Wow,love the presentation, so so cute, and lemon rice is my ever green favorite, can eat anytime :)

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  45. Tangy lemon rice is always a favorite and I love how yummy yours looks.

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  46. Wow !! i don't think lemon ice can be presented any sweeter than this:-) Lovely...

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  47. pics r beautiful


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