Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lemon Rice | Tangy & Zingy LBR Recipe

Deciding on what goes into our daily lunch boxes is a very tedious task for me. Whatever suggestions I give, they will be immediately turned down by Mr.A. I dont know why, while I love one pot meals, he is exactly the opposite. One pot meals is a strict NO... YES comes only once in a blue moon.
Lemon rice is one- one pot meal which I hate. But I have been craving for this for a long time. My palate has been in want for that tangy flavor. When I asked whether this could be made for lunch, and when I got YES for an answer, I just jumped at it. Made this tangy zingy lemon rice for our lunch box

~*What U Need*~
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Urad dhal - 1 tbsp

Ginger(grated) - 1 tsp

Green chilli - 1

Peanuts - half a handful

Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Dried Red chillies - 1

Hing powder - a pinch



How I made it:

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and when spluttered add the curry leaves and fry.
Add the urad dhal and grated ginger and hing powder.
Slit open the green chillies, chop the red chillies. Add this to the pan and fry the mixture for few mins
Add the peanuts and saute till brown.
Add salt and turmeric powder. Combine well and fry for 2 mins.
Remove this mixture from flame. Add the cooked rice to this and toss
Finally add the lemon juice and combine well. Do not break the rice... Just toss well

Serve with spicy side dishes / papads / simple mango pickle.

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  1. yummy lemon rice..one of my fav..nice clicks!!

  2. favorite rice...but i never tried this way...adding lemon juice at the end...interesting will try this way soo!!! tempting clicks :)

  3. My favourite lemon rice, serve me with spicy potato roast,i'll finish that whole bowl in no time..

  4. itz looking great vimitha...i nvr tried ginger in it...itz new to me...thnX for yummy post....

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  5. Love citrusy flavors. I can just imagine how good this rice tastes - yummy!

  6. Lemon rice looks dleicious. my comfort food.

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  8. delicious flavours in this lemon rice looks wonderful

  9. looks heavenly vamitha :P good one!

  10. Easy breezy delicious bowl, looks fantastic.

  11. Oh I totally love this rice ~ tangy n delish!
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  12. Oh this is my all time favorite comfort food.. would just finish that whole bowl with some spicy oily potato fry.. yum :)

  13. Comforting .. perfect for trips .. looks good Vimita.

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  14. WOW, this looks so delicious! These tangy rice made my mouth water :)

  15. even i dont like this rice very much but i ike the addition of peanuts in that

  16. I love flavored rice and this this perfect!

  17. Love this mildly flavored rice....
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  18. Lemon rice - A perfect lunchbox recipe. looks too good dear.

  19. delicious and tangy rice..my fav..

  20. One pot meal is not one of my fav too but at times I enjoy. Tomato Rice and lemon would be some of my fav ones :)

  21. I like your refreshing idea of adding lemon into rice. Yum!

  22. super duper Lemon rice!!!Quick and Easy too!

  23. Am ready to empty up d whole bowl with spicy potato fry..:P
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