Lemon Rice Recipe
Lemon Rice is a delicious Indian style lemon flavored fried rice. Learn how to make elumichai sadam in a few simple steps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2 adults
- 1 Cup steamed rice
- Juice of 3 lemon
- Salt to taste
- 2 teaspoon black mustrad seeds (rai)
- 1 teaspoon dhuli urad dal
- 2 tablespoon peanuts
- 1 tablespoon cashew nuts, sliced
- a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
- 2 whole green chilies slit
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoon mustard oil/sesame oil/coconut oil
Wash rice few times or until the water runs clear. Soak for at least 15 minutes in water.
Boil 4 cups of water in a saucepan with a pinch of salt.
Drain water from the soaked rice. Add rice in the boiling water saucepan.
Cook the rice till 80% cooked. Make sure rice does not turn mushy.
As soon the rice is cooked transfer it to a metal colander
For this recipe you can use leftover rice as well.
Heat oil in a kadhai ( buy it here
) over high flame.
Once the oil starts fuming, reduce the heat to low.
Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
Next add urad dal and hing. Fry till dal turn light golden in color.
Add peanuts, cashews, curry leaves and green chilies. Fry till cashews turn golden in color.
Add turmeric powder, mix and turn off the heat.
Now add rice, salt and lemon. Stir to combine.
Rice should get coated with the seasoning nicely.
Cover the pan with the lid and allow the rice to absorb the flavors for 5 - 10 minutes.
Serve lemon rice warm with chilled raita and roasted potato.
Serving: 124g | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 3.6g | Fiber: 1.8g