Jul 6, 2008

Recipe of Lemon Rice

You need

Lemon juice – extract from 1 lemon

Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon

Salt – 1teaspoon / to taste

Silky raw rice- 1 cup- Cook rice in water until done, approx 15 to 20 minutes and set aside for cooling. While cooking; care should be taken not to overcook the rice- else the grains may stick together and form a big lump. The grains should stay out separate after cooking.

Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon

Jeera / cumin seeds- ½ teaspoon

Uras dal – ½ teaspoon

Channa dal / kadala parippu- 2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Red chilly -2 ( broken into 2 pieces )


Mix lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt together. Add to (cooked and cooled) rice. Mix it well slowly and evenly so that the lemon and turmeric color and flavor is spread around nicely.

Heat oil in a Kadai / frying pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add jeera, urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and channa dal. Saute well for 5-8 minutes on a slow flame. Add cooked rice. Mix well. Cover with a lid. Cook on slow flame for 5 – 8 minutes. Serve with pickle / sambar/ tomato fry / potato chips/ kurkure.

Lemon rice is easy to prepare and you can take it for picnics also. Left over cooked rice also used for making lemon rice. It’ll more attractive if you decorate with fried peanuts.


Illatharasi said...

Hi Niya, first time to your blog... tried this and posted it in my blog.... have a look :)

Anonymous said...

The photo looks yummy. I have a question. Why did you add raw turmeric powder to the rice instead of adding turmeric to the hot oil?