Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lemon Rice


Lemon rice, Coconut rice, tomato rice are few of the rice varieties which find their way into my daughter’s lunch box almost on weekly basis. Whenever, I make it for her lunch, I make sure to prepare a little extra so that the others at home can also have a little of it with their lunch, since these items are an eternal favorite in our home.

Even though these recipes are always a hit at home, I never even thought of publishing them in my blog, as I thought these to be too simple. Then one day, a friend of my mine was saying that her lil one does not seem to enjoy plain rice with dal and she wanted to try something different for her. And she casually asked me how to make lemon rice. That’s when I realized that, though this is a simple recipe, it’s not necessary that everybody has to know it. So I decided I should soon post a few of these simple day to day recipes which would also definitely come in handy for bachelors.

So, for this week’s blog hop I was paired with Pinky and my immediate choice was this simple rice. You can find the original recipe here.

Lemon rice is a tangy rice variety that can prepared in a jiffy if you have cooked rice at hand. It’s great for travel. Thinking of lemon rice brings back memories of the train journeys from Jabalpur, the place we lived to Chennai (where my grandparents lived). My mother would definitely pack Lemon rice with some vadams, in one big box (Sambadam) and Curd rice in another one. I and my brother used to have so much fun during that 28 hour journey. Can’t imagine doing the same now, though!


Anyways, here is the recipe:

What you’ll need

1. Raw Rice – 1 cup
2. Lemon – 1
3. Salt to taste

For Tempering

1. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
2. Split Urad Dal – 1 tsp
3. Bengal Gram Dal – 1 tsp
4. Groundnuts – a fistful
5. Green Chillies – 1, finely chopped
6. Asafetida – a pinch
7. Turmeric Powder – a pinch
8. Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
9. Oil – 3- 4 tsp

Method

1. Wash the rice well and drain it. Cook the rice with 2 cups of water. The rice should be well cooked but not mushy. So adjust water accordingly.
2. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it into a big wide plate and fluff up the rice so as to separate the grains. Allow to cool completely.
3. In a small frying pan, heat oil, add the mustard seeds, once they splutter, add the groundnuts next add the Bengal gram dal and urad dal, fry on medium heat till the dals change color, next add in the chopped green chillies.
4. Lower the heat and add the turmeric powder and asafetida. Finally add the torn curry leaves and remove from heat.
5. Pour this over the cooked rice, add salt to taste and mix well with a spatula.
6. Finally add the juice of 1 lemon and mix well.


That’s it yummy lemon rice is ready, serve with some applams or chips.

Linking this to Blog Hop Wednesdays started by Radhika.

44 comments:

Kavi said...

rice looks perfect! :) I love the picture!
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Chandrani said...

Lemon rice looks awesome and flovorful.

sangee vijay said...

Yes Kaveri sometimes what we think as simple n easy will be unknown to someone...so we can share it here for those people:)
Lemon rice is my fav n love it potato fry...yours looks so inviting!!
Well presented n loved your clicks!!

faseela said...

Flavorful rice..........superb...not tried it...after seeing your clicks, u made me to think of trying it.......y shuldnt i ....so simple but would be tooo delicious.........

Hamaree Rasoi said...

You know Lemon rice was the first thing that i learnt after coming to Bangalore :-) Simple and delicious

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ANU said...

wow awesome presentation dear....luv it!

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Radhika said...

Lovely presentation Kaveri. Hats off to the inventor of this rice and the sense to hand it down to the next gen.

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and yummy one pot meal and u made and presented this well

Ambreen said...

This sounds so good & flavorful, looks delicious!

Roshni said...

Kaveri, you are right. Somethings that are basic to us might be new to ppl from other parts and vice versa. Keep posting. Love the photos.

divya said...

Looks absolutely incredible and prefect..

vineetha said...

Simple and delicious one..nicely captured and beautifully presented !!

DHIVYA said...

Simply delicious and a dish which can be prepared in a jiffy manner.

Presented it excellent.

Archana said...

Simple and yummy. Simple things give great joy. Love the rice and your presentation.

Aarthi said...

yummy rice

Rajani said...

This rice never goes out of fashion! Love it.

Uma said...

Even your posted recipe is simple, you write ups are making me to enjoy the entire post. Love it simply.

Umm Mymoonah said...

This just reminds me of those memorable kutrallam trip with my family, very delicious.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Yummy and delicious rice.

Suja said...

Tangy and yummy rice..lovely clicks

Julie said...

Delicious n flavorful..loved it!!
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking lemon rice

Vidhya said...

Love this tangy rice anytime.And lovely presentation.

Swathi said...

Delicious tangy rice.

anthony stemke said...

Beautiful Rice here.

SouthIndianHome said...

Awesome clicks kaveri. This is my favourite rice...

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Looks Delicious!

Priya Sreeram said...

a staple in my home like you say; I also add cashews & fresh green peas at times to pep up the rice sometimes ! looks yum. Hey there isa giveaway in my blog; do check it out !
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Tina said...

beautiful and tempting..

Pushpa said...

Love this tangy rice yummy all the way.

Priya said...

Never says no to this incredible rice,makes me hungry..

Jay said...

droooling rice dish full of tempting aroma..:)
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Gayathri NG said...

Tasty n comfort for lunch box perfectly done...

Sreevalli said...

Very comforting rice...I remember my mom making this for dinner..

Padhu said...

Comforting rice

Prathima Rao said...

Easy to make & makes a satisfying meal ;)
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divya said...

wow... fabulous rice... looks delicious..

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You have got really wonderful space, i am happy to follow you!!! please stop by mine when you find time!!!! the rice dish looks fab!!!

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Sobha Shyam said...

delicious lemon rice, one of my comfort foods..

Amina said...

easy to make and delicious..

Jaleela said...

lovely click

Christy Gerald said...

Colourfully delish Lemon Rice Dear.Yummy!.

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