9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Lemon Rice

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lemon Rice

There are so many variety rice that we enjoy.. It makes a great travel dish and also for lunchboxes.. I know many of you would have relished this lemon rice in your child hood and your kids are now enjoying this.. Lemon rice is both kid and mom friendly where the kid gets the refreshing lemon flavor with lentils, cashew and ginger and for the mom - it is a too easy to make.. So here is a great lunchbox recipe for self or for kids..



Lemon - 1
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Ginger - 1 tea spoon (grated)
Green Chili - 2 (adjust to taste)
Coriander Leaves - 1 table spoon
Curry Leaves - 10
Sesame Oil - 2 table spoons
Cashew / Peanuts - 1 table spoon
Channa Dal / Kadalai Parupu - 1 table spoon
Urad Dal / Ulutham Parupu - 1 table spoon
Salt - 1 tea spoon (adjust to taste)
Red Chili - 2
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Asafetida - 1/8 tea spoon
Turmeric - 1/4 tea spoon
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon



Prepare the rice such that the grains are separate. Allow it to cool.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they crackle, add cashew / peanuts
When they are starting to lightly turn golden, add the kadalai parupu and ulutham parupu and saute until they are all golden
Add the red chili, asafetida and saute for 10 seconds
Add the curry leaves, ginger and green chili
After 30 seconds, add turmeric and salt and saute for a minute
Add lemon zest from the lemon
Switch off the flame and after a minute or two, add the lemon juice from the lemon and mix it with the cooled rice


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  1. That is definitely a dish that pleases mom and the child! Good one Sowmya..

  2. I am a big fan of lemon rice and your version is perfect. .very well made.

  3. my lil one's favorite. i loved it with a spicy podi

  4. i simply love lemon rice. So next time making extra rice so that I can make lemon rice.

  5. Lemon rice looks delicious ...love to taste now!

  6. Lemon rice is always a winner for a lunch box. Good one.

  7. Easy to make and everyone love it. My kind of dish.

  8. Potato fry and lemon rice, i love to carry everyday for my lunch.

  9. Simple yet nice and tangy rice,perfect for travel..

  10. I made this few months ago and loved it so much - yours looks so good

  11. With so much of dal and peanut I would love to dig into this dish..looks good Sowmya..

  12. lemon rice - an eternal favourite ...


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