Rice is a staple food in mysore locally and you will find nth number of dishes with it. As it is cooked mostly everyday leftovers is always there and with different temperings and different masala, you can dish up rice in a completely new avatar.
Lemon rice is a very simple dish which taste awesome with a minimum use of ingredients…….this dish comes into hubby’s fav list and is a quick fix solution for leftover rice.
2 cups cooked rice
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp groundnuts
1/2 tbsp chana dal
1/2 tbsp urad dal
1 tsp rai
2 green chillies
5 curry leaves
1/4 tsp haldi
Juice of 1 lemon
salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan, add groundnuts, chana dal and urad dal, when they turn slightly brown in color add rai, chillies and curry leaves.
Take it off the pan and add juice of 1 lemon and mix.
Add cooked rice and salt to taste and give a mix nicely.i
Keep it on heat again and keep mixing lightly for a min till the rice is hot
Garnish with coriander leaves.
If you are preparing rice for this, dont make the rice mushy, each grains have to be separate.
U can follow the tempering method till the addition of lemon juice and add it hot rice and then mix when the the rice is cooled.
Usually lemon is added after adding rice but i like to add the juice to hot oil and then proceed.