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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Ingredients:

for Rice:
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
for Seasoning:
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 red whole red chili
  • 1 green chili sliced in four long way
  • 12 to 15 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chana dal, pre-soaked in water for at least half an hour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Method:

  • Wash rice gently changing the water several times until the water appears clear.
  • For fluffier rice, the rice should be soaked for at least 15 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Drain the rice and put it into the saucepan. Add water, oil, and salt, and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
  • Cook about 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has evaporated. Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
preparing The Seasoning:
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat; stir-fry the peanuts for about 2 minutes until peanuts changes the color to light brown.
  • Take out the peanuts from oil and use the same oil for rest of the seasoning.
  • Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds after seeds crack add red chili, curry leaves, and green chilies, and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the chana dal, stir-fry for about a minute.
  • Add turmeric and mix it well.
  • Add the pre-cooked rice, peanuts and sprinkle salt and lemon juice over the rice.
  • Mix gently, making sure do not break the rice and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Rice is ready, Enjoy!
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