Whoever said cooking is not my forte,should understand cooking is not just making complex dishes but even simple ones.It is easy to cook even with less ingredients.Indian Lemon rice recipe is a great way to use left overs.Chitranna as you call it in Karnataka,Nimmakaya pulihora in Andhra is an all time favorite. This is the South Indian lemon rice recipe.Did you know there is a Greek lemon rice recipe too? It just has an addition of onion to it.
Food waste fighter mom
Food waste is a reality we should all fight together.My mum has been using this recipe since my childhood.She being a working mum always used left over rice of dinner to make a yummy breakfast.Sometimes fried rice or lemon rice side dish and even rice paratha. As a mum now,I know why 🙂 I hate wasting food and try to finish everything we make daily.
Kids love it in their lunch box and so do elders.It also takes the mundane rice feeling out on a weekday.You may also add in some crispy chips and a nice tangy potato curry to go with it.This is great for vegan option.
You can also have some yogurt dip along with it or some 'ghee' if not vegan.
Quick and a great fix from eating boring oily food at office mess.
Add peas/carrots to actual recipe to make your own pilaf version.
This makes it healthier and yet packs a punch with the authentic flavors.
How to make lemon rice?
- Add the tempering ingredients in oil
- Now,add soaked dal/lentils and let it splutter.
- Add turmeric and salt to rice
- Mix rice with tempering with peanuts
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