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South Indian-Style Lemon Rice

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
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"Rice lightly flavored with lemon. This is a favorite Indian dish. It is especially popular with children (compare to American mac and cheese.) It is very simple to make. Our family often eats it on Sunday nights after church. I put the rice in the rice cooker and then when we get home I do the rest of the cooking. It takes about 10 minutes total. Serve with hard-boiled eggs."
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Ingredients

32 m servings 302
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add peanuts, turmeric, and mustard seeds; cook and stir until peanuts are browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in green chile peppers, lemon juice, curry leaves, and salt.
  3. Fold lemon juice mixture into the cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 302 calories; 13 41.3 5.4 0 444 Full nutrition

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This was EXCELLENT! The curry leaves were optional and I left them out due to personal preference. I can't say enough good about this recipe and for the record, I'm not a huge fan of rice, love ...