Lemon Rice

Got some juicy lemons and some left over rice? Lets get cooking then!
For some nice and tangy lemon rice, check out this recipe!

lemon rice
Lemon rice with curd and spicy chick peas

You will need:
2 cups cooked rice ( left overs would be great!)
lemon juice (of 1/4 lemon)
curry leaves – a few sprigs
red chillies / green chillies – 1
mustard seeds – few
asafoetida(hing) – a small pinch
chopped cilantro – 2 tsp
onion – 1/4 (chopped)
turmeric powder – a minute amount for coloring purpose
Cooking Oil – 2 tsp

Method of Preparation
Squeeze juice of 1/4 lemon and keep aside. Heat cooking oil in a fry pan. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add curry leaves, chillies and chopped onions. Add asafoetida. Saute till onions turn translucent. Add lemon juice. Take the frying pan off from the gas stove or whatever you use for cooking. By doing this, you ensure that the lemon juice does not turn bitter. Add cooked rice. Add turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Mix well. Take care not to mash the rice.

After mixing well, place the frying pan back on the gas stove or electric hot plate.Cover the frying pan for about 3 mins. Turn off the flame.Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with curd and any side dish.

Note: Asafoetida is very good for digestion and provides relief from bloating after eating a large meal. Turmeric used for imparting a distinct yellow color has many benefits in addition to being an antiseptic and antioxidant!