Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lemon Rice

I fell in love with lemon rice after having at at a party.  Its a nice way to use leftover rice and super tasty! I forget where I got the original recipe...but here is my take on it.

Lemon Rice

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups leftover rice
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies
  • ½ cup roasted cashews
  • ¼ tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tablespoon channa dal
  • ½ tablespoon urad dal
  • Pinch hing
  • 15-18 curry leaves (limdi)
Directions:

  1. Heat oil in pan on medium high heat. Add rai. When it pops, add channa dal and urad dal and saute until they turn brown. Add hing and curry leaves.
  2. Then add onion and saute until translucent. Then add turmeric and green chilies.
  3. Next add the cooked rice, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Mix well.
  4. Turn off the heat and add roasted cashews.
  5. Serve with raita or yogurt.

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