Happy's Cook

Friday, October 04, 2013

Lemon Rice Recipe/ Elumichai Sadham | Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

I usually don't prefer having variety rice. I like to have rice only with Kuzhambu and kootu. But I have learned few quick lunch recipes just for the sake of Jany's lunch box. Whenever I was lazy and wake up late, I use one of these recipes to pack lunch for Jany. Out of all these quick lunch recipes, lemon rice is one of the easiest with very less ingredients. I have clicked this recipe long back and was lying in my drafts. When I saw lemon rice as one of the Navarathri Recipes, I thought of posting it now. Without any delay let's go to the preparation steps.

Ingredients: 
Cooked Rice - 1 Cup
Lemon - 1 (Small Sized)
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Green Chilli - 1 or 2(Chopped finely)
Ginger - a small piece(Chopped finely)
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp 
Salt - as required
Method:
1. Cook the rice with water ratio 1: 2 for 3 whistles. Spread it on a plate and allow it to cool for few mins, such that the grains are separated. Squeeze the lemon and remove the seeds, keep it aside. Meanwhile start tampering with items under 'To temper'. Add oil and allow the mustard, curry leaves to crackle. Then roast the peanuts and Channa dal until golden brown.
2. Now add the chopped ginger and green chilli. After a few seconds, add the turmeric powder and required salt. Give a quick stir and switch off the flame. Now add the lemon juice and the cooked rice. 
3. Gently mix everything together without breaking the rice grains. Adjust the salt. Garnish with Coriander leaves. Serve it with Pappad and any side dish of your choice.
 I served it with home made vadam (Which my chithi gave) and raw plantain masala Roast.
Points to remember:
  • You can use red chilli as well along with green chillies. 
  • I used Ponni boiled rice. You can even use basmathi rice. 
  • Switch off the flame and then add lemon juice to avoid the bitterness in the rice. Based on your preferred tanginess, adjust the lemon accordingly.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

12 comments :

  1. My favourite,looks yum with kuzhvadagam and vazhakka varuval.

    ReplyDelete
  2. One yum rice, love the peanuts on top :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. My favorite too akka...wen v feel lazy to go get veggies, me and dipshikha used to plan for lemon rice only... :)
    I too add ginger and green chili in lemon rice...some don't...
    usually i dont like eating ginger....bt the 'ginger with d sour taste absorbed' in lemon rice tastes good...:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. My all time favourite, lemon rice with fried potatoes are my favourite.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Easy lunch box recipe with savory tatse!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. My all time favorite rice, love it dear, made very nicely,....

    ReplyDelete
  7. Perfectly made..........

    x❤x❤
    http://indianveggiesbhojan.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Divya..I tried the recipe and it came out to be really good. Thanks..:-)

    ReplyDelete

Recipes from the Kitchen

Sakkarai Pongal
Poosanikai Halwa (white Pumpkin)/Ash Gourd Halwa
Rava Kesari
Aval Urundai with Jaggery/Poha Balls
Aval Payasam(with Jaggery)/Poha Payasam
Paal Kozhukattai(with Sugar)
Ellu Urundai/ Sesame Seed balls
Vella Kozhukattai / Modhagam (Modak)
Pasi Paruppu Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam (Kheer)
Unniyappam/Neyyappam
Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer
Suzhiyam/Susiyan
Motichoor ladoo
Paruppu Poli/ Puran Poli
Corn Flour Halwa
Adhirasam
Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa
Mysore Pak(Krishna Sweets style)
Gulab Jamun(with Khoya)
Paal Payasam
Maa Ladoo/Pottukadalai Urundai
Sakkarai Pongal(without milk)/Sweet pongal
Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai
Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai
Chakka Pradhaman
Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
Ada Pradhaman
Chakka Varatti(Jackfruit Jam)
Rasgulla
Thirattipal(Palkova)
Rasamalai
Vattayeppam
Kalkandu Pongal
Akkaravadisal
Pazham Pori
Banana Dosa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Rava Ladoo
Ellu Poorna Kozhukattai
Ragi Kozhukattai
Badam Halwa
Aval Kesari
Besan Ladoo
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
Khajoor Ka Halwa(Chef Venkatesh Bhat Recipe)
Semiya Kesari
Poha Ghee Ladoo(Aval)
Palada Pradhaman
Milk Kesari
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
Boondi Ladoo
Bread Gulab Jamun
Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa
Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
Achu Murukku(Achhappam)
Sweet Diamond Cuts
Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal
Makkan Peda
Wheat Flour Kesari
Green Gram Poli
Paneer Kheer
Green Gram Sago Payasam
Pineapple Kesari
Vella Seedai
Jackfruit Ela Ada
Therali Kozhukattai
Jackfruit Appam
Kaju Kathli
Vettu Cake(MuttaiKose)
Ashoka Halwa
Samai Sweet pongal
Health Mix Ladoo
Mango Kesari