Google+ Yummy Food: Lemon Rice

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lemon Rice

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them says John Shirley. Sometimes, after a hectic long 5 day week a weekend is much like a treat. Time to relax, time to do little extra work, time to spend more time with your loved ones, time for vegetable shopping and much more. But when rain spills your plans then, weekend too becomes dull and boring. Last few days where very rainy in Bangalore and planning an outing is much difficult. So with no plans of outing or anyone visiting my morning started getting up late. Who wants to be out of bed when it is raining cats and dogs in the morning hours? Just imagine laying in the bed with warm blanket wrapped, chill wind coming from the window gently touching your cheeks, hearing tip-tap sound of rain drops slowly sliding down your window pane giving you an exotic view of the branches of trees swinging and dancing to the tune of the silky rain drops……A warm cup of coffee and an good romantic novel is all that you need to feel the real luxury. Sometimes it’s really wonderful to treat yourself with real luxury….After pampering your scenes with the nature’s delight, them to pamper your taste buds with some yummy food.

Lemon Rice

Most of the times weekends call for brunch. Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning. A perfect idea of brunch is to whip off a perfect meal in less time. I love to prepare jeera rice, dal fry and jeera-aloo to make a perfect brunch, but at times when I am running really late, simple lemon rice is a life saver. Lemon rice with papad makes an ideal brunch. Lemon rice is not only simple to make but also flavourful and filling. Scroll down to look at the recipe…..

Lemon Rice

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups rice, cooked and cooled
  • 3-4 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ¼ tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Penauts
  • Salt

TEMPERING/TADKA:

  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal, optional
  • 1 dry Red chilli
  • 6-9 fresh Curry leaves
  • Oil

Lemon Rice

PREPERATION:
  • In a bowl mix rice, salt*, lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, add oil and when it gets heated up add one by one ingredient’s mentioned under tempering. When curry leaves start to change color add peanuts and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add turmeric powder and stir for 1 min (or till turmeric smell disappears).
  • Turn the flame low and add lemon juice mixed rice. Gently stir till all the ingredients mix together. Cook covered for another 2 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Serve with your choice of papads.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

Lemon Rice

This lemon rice is in a last moment rush to participate in Meeta's Monthly Mingle event where the theme is Brunch. I was so hungry by the time I completed taking photos, I started indulging then and there, still camera hanging on my neck....so the below picture was the result of that....

Bowl

*NOTE: If you are using salt while cooking rice then adjust in making lemon rice. Rice should be cooked as each grain should be soft and seperate. This lemon rice can also be made with leftover rice.

71 comments:

Tina said...

Nice clicks and yummy lemon rice dear.....

Happy cook said...

If you serve this to me my plate will b elike the last pic :-)
Looks so so yumm.

Sarah Naveen said...

excellent presentation and lemon rice looks so mouthwatering!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy rice, I love the peanuts here!

Nandini said...

Hahahaha I love the last photo! Lovely lemon rice. Perfect for the event.

Ben said...

I love lemon rice. I make a similar one with lemon and pepper and it's always a treat. Beautiful pictures :)

Gita said...

Tasty lemon rice....a cup of coffee with a romantic novel does sound good...I am with you on that one :)

Curry Leaf said...

This is called 'having your rice and eating it too' ;). Lemon rice looks very hearty and mouthwatering. Hope you are ok by now.'S' did not contact me nor I have an idea who it is .May be she likes to be anonymous?

Sailaja Damodaran said...

my favorite...asusual nice picture

Shifa Firoz said...

i love lemon rice but mine never comes out good.. i'll try urs now and test.. im sure this time its going to be a success! insha allah!

Priya said...

My all time favourite...awesome clicks...

Sushma Mallya said...

so simple and delicious ..ur pics are too good lubna...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

My favorite rice followed by tamarind rice ma..very nice presentation too...do visit mine when u r free...

Shri said...

That is one delicious rice dish, Lubna!And those fryums on top, they are my daughter's fav..I got those 3 months back and now I am unable to get them anywhere..:((

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Lemon rice had always been a quick, yummy and comforting food. Beautiful pictures!

Yasmeen said...

I'd be equally tempted,the rice looks nice and tangy :D

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Delicious, picture perfect.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely rice..delicious

xylo said...

Very vibrant pretty pics Lubna. I like the last pic!

kothiyavunu said...

So delicious!! this is really a tasty dish. :) this dish sure will please the palates!! Great click... :)

Padma said...

Simple and delicious rice and as usual your pictures are just too good :)

Anupama said...

Lemon rice is one of my quick fix meals... never get bored of it... loved the color of you rice :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow u make me hungry!

sowmya.s said...

my favourite.. i love to have this aloo curry..tastes awesome..

A_and_N said...

I love love lemon rice. Anything tangy and lemon comes first! :)

Great pics.

Nizsha said...

Hey Lubna,

Isn't this known as pulihara?I love the background on both your pictures :) and the lovely memories you always add to your dishes provide an extra something to your recipes ;)

Veda Murthy said...

looks really yummy! Incidentally I also made lemon rice with some twists here n there for my hubby's lunch box

as usual fab photos!


Regards,

Veda

Dershana said...

I love lemon rice too. simple and yet so flavoursome. your pics are turning out real gorgeous, lubna. got yourself a new camera?

Sum said...

I agree with you!
Lemon rice is simple and flavourful.... and filling too....
It is sometimes our dinner, when we're too tired to cook anything elaborate, but still want to have something yummy....

Prajusha said...

lemon rice looks utterly deliicous.
beautiful pics. love the pic of empty plate too.:)
thanks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

jeyashrisuresh said...

lemon rice looks very tempting and absolutely a perfect brunch and the simple and easy dish excells when captured by your camera

Uma said...

Who can say no to such a delicious lemon rice. looks gorgeous Lubna!! Last pic is the highlight :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Tina, Happy Cook, Sarah, 5 Star Foodie, Nandini, Ben, Gita, Curry Leaf, Sailaja, Shifa, Priya, Sushma, Balakrishna, Mythreyi, Shri, Yasmeen, A2z, Shama, Xylo, Kothiyavunu, Padma, Anupama, Somoo, A&N, Nizsha, Veda, Dershana, Sum, Prajusha, Jeyashri and Uma.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Neat click Lubna, liked the sliced lemon on the plate!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have not tried adding jeera,this rice I can eat so much ;)Cant stop eating!

Valarmathi said...

Yummy lemon rice with peanuts, i too do this in the same way, easy to prepare no need cut any veggies. Love the pic of empty bowl. Nice clicks.

kitchen queen said...

delicious lemon rice.

Miranda said...

Very beautiful meal and pictures. I would love to try it!

notyet100 said...

lovely clicks as always ,...enjoy the rain,..

Ramya Bala said...

WOnderful pics n wonderful rice...

Priya said...

Nice clicks..ur pics r tempting us to fetch the food...i wish to know which camera u use for ue best clicks?

DEESHA said...

this really is one of my favorites

Katy ~ said...

Your recipe is prepared and presented beautifully. I am wishing to have this right now! I love lemon and rice. This is amazing.

Nithya Praveen said...

As usual picture perfect Lubna...awesome!.Long time..hope u are doing fine..jes thought to peep in see!

MeetaK said...

wonderful and flavorful! thanks for joining us at the mingle with this!

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks wonderful..will make it soon

Renu said...

thanks for sharing the recipe dear....very nice clicks !

Andhra Flavors said...

nice photographs! yummy lemon rice.

Parita said...

Stunning pictures as usual, lemon rice is one of my favorite, real life savior :-)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

its amazing how u can make evena simple stuff look oh so heavenly..u sure have a way with fotography..looks lovely.

VS said...

Lovely pictures! Where did you buy the wooden spoon from?

Arfi Binsted said...

looks so yummy! did you find the link eventually?

Suma Rajesh said...

nice click dear and looks mouthwatering..

Ivy said...

Lemon rice sounds mouthwatering.

my kitchen said...

Perfect one.Beautiful presentation

homecooked said...

The pics are awesome! Lemon rice looks delicious!

Mercury Middle East said...

The foods looks attractive by the way it is presented.The pictures of lemon rice displayed here makes to feel hungry!!!!!!!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks lovly, awesome clicks...great presentation:)

Veggie Belly said...

im loving the little triangular papads!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Kitchen Queen, Miranda, Valar, Sharmilee, Raks, Arfi, VS, Soma, Renu, Andhra Flavors, Katy, Parita, Meeta, Nithya, Deesha, Munchcrunchandsuch, Ramya Bala, Priyanka, Priya, Veggie Belly, MercuryMiddleEast, MyKitchen, Malar, Homecooked, Suma and Ivy.

Varunavi said...

Yummy rice lubna,i loved the last snap

Sunshinemom said...

Lovely pictures, Lubna! Lemon rice is something I too love and it is simple as well.

Mujhe laga aapne blogger weekend waali kahani post ki hogi isiliye jaldi se chali aayi:). I am already dreading the approaching days. Have to join back on Thursday!

shayma said...

Lubna, thanks so much for visiting my blog, it's just a baby- 6 weeks old. your blog is lovely- you have some wonderful recipes here. i liked the prawn biryani one in particular. i look forward to visiting it more and more. it's so great to find that there are other bloggers from my part of the world. x

Red Chillies said...

Been a while since I visited your blog Lubna. hope you are doing good. I heard from my parents too about those nasty, untimely rains in Bangalore.

Lemon rice/chitranna looks delicious.

pigpigscorner said...

Sounds like a simple and quick brunch! I'm always too lazy to cook lunch during weekends.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

this lemon rice also luks tasty...m following u now dear

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Varunavi, Sunshinemom, Shayma, Red Chillies, Pigpigscorner and Siddhi.

ANJALI J. said...

you have a yummy blog.lemon rice looks too tempting to resist.i am following ur blog from now..:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Anjali.

Joanne said...

Having fast and easy food is definitely a plus for breakfast. The weekends should be relaxing not hectic!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Joanne.

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