Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is a quick and flavorful variety rice recipe, which can be prepared easily especially on week days. It’s a great recipe for lunch box, potluck and picnics also. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the coconut oil. Yes, you read it right. The tempering with coconut oil adds a wonderful flavor to the lemon rice. Also I add loads of cilantro for more flavor. Here is the simple recipe which is a meal by itself.

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Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 medium sized lemon. (If the lemon is very tangy, juice of half a lemon is enough)
  • Mustard Seeds (Kadugu) – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dhal (Ulutham Parupu) – 2 tsps
  • Channa Dhal (Kadalai parupu) – 2 tsps
  • Green chillies – 2 (Finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts – 3 tbsps
  • Cilantro – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – 2 tsp (as per taste).
  • Uncooked Rice – 1 cup

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Steps:

  • Cook rice as per your method (Pressure cooker, rice cooker or microwave) and set aside. Make sure the rice is non-sticky.
  • Take kadai and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dhal and channa dhal.
  • As they start spluttering, add green chillies, turmeric and peanuts. 

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  • Once the peanuts turn light brown in color, turn off the heat.
  • Let it cool down and now add rice, either gingelly oil or coconut oil, salt and cilantro and lemon juice. Don’t mix right away, let it sit for 5 minutes.

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  • After 5 minutes mix them well. If you like more sour taste, add more lemon juice. Adjust lemon juice and salt according to your taste.

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That’s it. Yummy lemon rice is ready. Serve hot with chips or pappad or fryums or with potato curry.

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