Lemon rice is one dish which is very well known and simple. It is very suitable for travel and packing.
There are numerous variety rice recipes made in south india ,like coconut rice, puliyogarai, sweet pongal, kal kandu pongal,ven pongal, vegetable biryani, brinji rice, tomato rice, lemon rice, coriander rice etc. Out of all these variety rices lemon rice will be the first must preferred rice recipe.
It is a easily made and can with stand travelling and will not go bad even up to 12 hours under normal conditions.
Lemon rice is usually prepared with three fourth cooked boiled rice as the texture will be good and it will be chewy tasty.The ideal side dishes for lemon rice are coconut thogayal, coriander thogayal or pudina thogayal.
Now come let us see how to make lemon rice.
- Rice – 1 cup
- Green chilli – 2
- Red chilli – 2
- Ginger -1/4 inch
- Curry leaves – few
- Lemon – 1
- Asafoetida – 2 pinch
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- For seasoning:
- Gingelly oil – 2 tblsp
- Mustard – 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Bengal gram dal – 1 tsp
- Cashew – 10
- Peanut – 10
Cook the rice three fourth and keep aside to cool. Chop green chilli and ginger finely. Break the red chillies. Add lemon juice, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt in a small bowl and mix well with a fork.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add the seasonings one by one.
Then add green chillies, ginger, red chillies and curry leaves and saute for a while. Switch off the stove and add lemon juice mixture and stir for a few seconds. Finally add the rice and mix well and serve.
If you boil the lemon juice, it will give the bitter taste. So you can switch off the stove after adding it.
Lemon Rice is a nice recipe suitable for packed lunch.