Friday, October 8, 2010

Lemon Rice

Similar spices and seasonings to curd rice, lemon rice is another comfort food. This is also another lunchbox favorite. Please ensure using fresh lemons as that will greatly enhance the flavors of this summer dish.

Lemon Rice Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice (long or short)

1/4 cup ffreshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)

1 tsp tumeric

1/4 cup peanuts or broken cashews

3-4 red chili peppers

6-7 curry leaves

2 tsps dalia

pinch of red chili powder

salt to taste

In a medium saucepan heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium high heat. Add curry leaves, and chili peppers, and dalia, and add peanuts or cashews. Saute a little, and then tumeric, and red chili powder. Add lemon juice and salt, stir then add rice. Mix to coat rice kernals evenly. Fry for a few minutes. Turn off heat. Enjoy with baked fish or by itself.