Lemon Rice
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Lemon Rice

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Serves 4

This is one of favourite comfort food which is so simple to make and the flavours, amazing!! Coming from a place where rice is staple diet, there are some amazing things you can do to rice to give a zing, a zang and a twist to the same white rice.

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  • Basmati Rice: 2 cups( cooked in 2 cups of water and leave it cool).
  • 1 Big lemon: Squeeze the juice and keep it aside.
  • For tempering:
  • 2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
  • 1 tsp each of mustard seeds, black gram lentils, yellow split lentils.
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger cut into very small pieces
  • 1/4th cup groundnuts and cashewnuts(optional)
  • 1 tbsp of sunflower oil


    1. Now take a saucepan and add tbsp of sunflower oil.
    2. Add groundnuts, cashewnuts, mustard seeds, black gram and yellow split lentils and saute for 2 minutes.
    3. As soon as the mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chillies, ginger pieces, curry leaves and saute for 1 minute
    4. Now add turmeric and salt. Take the freshly squeezed lemon and pour the juice on and put a lid on the saucepan.
    5. Switch off and mix this with rice. Serve hot or cold with a pickle or on its own.

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24th Oct, 2011
Delicious! made this the other night - although I overdid it with the lemon juice - I must learn to adhere to the recipe !! Very easy to make and will continue to make!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
29th May, 2011
Excellent Lemon Rice recipe!
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