Lemon rice is very traditional recipe in south India. Usually made on Festivals and special occassions. Easy to make and good for lunch item. Every one has their little secret ingredient to it even though its very simple by itself. My key ingredient in this is methi powder (fenugreek seed powder).I like ginger grated in it to enhance the taste.
lemons 4 nos
rice cooked 2 cups( sona masoori )
oil 3 tsp
peanuts 2 tsp
methi powder pinch
green chillies 5 no
redchillies 2 no
grated ginger 1 tsp ( optional)
In a bowl fluff the cooked rice with fork. For seasoning, In a pan take 3 tsp oil add peanuts fry few sec .Now add musturd, methi powder, turmeric, asafoetida, redchillies, green chillies, curry leafs, grated ginger.It will take min or two to splutter then switch off.Now add rice to the seasoning and mix well. Finally add the lemon juice freshely squeezed. Adjust the salt now. The tasty lemon rice is ready to enjoy !!!
cooking rice to perfection grain to grain seperate not mushy is must for recipe.To acihieve this cook rice put the lid closed and let it sit for a while after switcing off.