Monday, November 19, 2007

Lemon Rice with Veggies

This rice can be prepared quick, if you have some left over cooked rice in hand. Adding vegetables like peas and carrot adds more flavor and taste to this rice.


4 cup - Cooked rice
Juice of one - Lime
1/2 of a - Carrot, finely grated
1/2 cup - Peas, cooked
2 to 4 - Green chilies, chopped finely
Salt to taste


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp - Jeera
1 tbsp -Chana dal
1 tsp - Urad dal
fistful - Peanuts
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 sprigs- Curry leaves
Sesame oil


1 ) Heat oil in a skillet. Pop mustard, then add chana dal, urad dal, Jeera, Peanuts, curry leaves and turmeric. Fry for a minute on medium heat. Add Green chili, carrot and peas. Fry for a minute or two. Add salt to taste and mix. Turn off the stove.

2 ) Now add the cooked rice and mix with the seasonings. Add lime juice and mix in well. Initially soon after mixing lime juice with rice, the rice will be very tangy but will reduce gradually. If served after one hour, the rice will be balanced with all the flavors from seasoning and lime.

I like to have lemon rice with pappad and fish fry. How about you guys ??


easycrafts said...

I am a lemon rice fan and always make it with peas. Never tried with carrot, will try ur version next time

Purnima said... and veggies in lemon rice are new to me! I usually make lemon rice for left over rice,when kutaan is over!Narangya chour. Lovely one..would surely give it a try!

Padmaja said...

Hey Pravs!!
That lemon rice looks so yummy!!
My version is without carrot n pease, yours look so colourful!!
I would love to eat with mango pickle!!!

Asha said...

Chitranna with veggies! That is a great idea, like the carrots in there!:))


I like to have it with vadams;D

Redchillies said...

Yummo! I will have mine with yougurt and ginger pickle please :-)

Kribha said...

I don't add peas normally in mine. Will do it next time. I normally eat it with yogurt and potato chips.

Laavanya said...

This looks so good Pravs.

remya said...

i love lemon rice...usually add peanuts n onions...hmm ur sounds delicious...will try like this tmww...thankz

Pravs said...

Esycrafts : I am sure you will like it with carrot too :)

Purnima : A mix of veggies, peanuts, seasoning..all add up flavors to this rice.

Padmaja : Sure, you must be making the traditional recipe. Do try with veggies, for a variation. pickle huh ?

Asha : It's a good one to try :)

Raks : Okay..:)

Redchillies: wow! what a combo to have this rice with :)

Kribha : Hey that a nice one with potato chips :) I will have to try that one.

Laavanya : Thanks :)

Remya : Sure do..and tell me how it was :)

Shweta said...

I love lemon rice! My room-mate used to make it with rasam and I loved that combo. Although I could eat it anytime on its own! Love your version with veggies.

Tee said...

Lemon rice is my favorite and adding veggies to it makes it even more wholesome! :)

sagari said...

thats a healthy version of lemon rice pravs generally we dont add any veggis to lemon rice lovely pic

Menu Today said...

I always add carrots to lemon rice!!
Looks very nice, thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

looks d-lish! the rice grains stand out separate, that is perfection for these kinds of preparation, very well presented :)

Siri said...

Awesome idea to combine veggies and lemon rice - both being my favorites..Thanks for the idea dear.

- Siri

Nags said...

thats such a great idea.. i have only had plain lemon rice, with peanuts.. this is an interesting and healthy variation!

Vcuisine said...

A one pot meal Pravs. It looks yummy in that leaf bowl. Viji

KayKat said...

Yum! This looks delicious. I love lemon rice, but have never thought of diversifying the flavors by adding vegetables :)

Rachel said...

peanuts add the crunch right? i make it too minus the veggies..should try your idea!

Lissie said...

adding veggies to lemon rice is a great idea! much more healthy... :))
looks yummy!

Pravs said...

Shewta: Can just imagine having rasam like soup with lemon rice :)

Tee : Like a pulao :)

Sagari : Yeah, right..this is a variation to usual one.

Menu today : So you already like carrots in lemon add peas too :)

Richa : Thanks :D

Siri : you welcome siri :)

Nags : yes, and it's wholesome too.

Vcuisine : you said it ! :D

kaykat : try one time and see.

Rachel : yes it does..veggies makes it even better.

lissie : yes it is :)

Prema Sundar said...

nice idea of adding veggies to lemon rice.. will surely try it some time. thanks for the ides.

Roopa said...

wow looks yum nice photo too :)