Lemon Rice is a classic South Indian dish that provides a real punch of flavor without requiring too many ingredients.
- 2 cups rice cooked basmati preferred
- 2 tbsp oil or ghee
- ¼ tsp hing (asafoetida)
- 2 tbsp urad dal
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 12 curry leaves
- 1 green chili chopped
- ¼ cup water
- salt to taste
- 3 tbsp peanuts
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Heat oil. It is hot enough when adding a couple of mustard seeds causes them to pop.
In order, with a couple of seconds in between, add mustard seeds, hing (asafoetida), curry leaves, green chili, urad dal, turmeric. Cook until urad dal turns golden (not dark brown), about 20-30 seconds.
Add peanuts and cook until they turn golden, about 1 minute.
Add water and rice. Stir and cook, for about 2 minutes. A little longer if the rice is cold.
Finish with lemon juice and salt. Stir to incorporate.
Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg