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Lemon Rice: Indian Rice

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Learn how to make flavorful Indian style Lemon Rice with turmeric, curry leaves, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and lemon juice.
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Brown rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Soaked in water for 30 minutes)
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon

1. Soak brown rice in water for about 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes, drain and set aside.

3. Heat a pot with 2 tbsp oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds.
4. Add curry leaves, fry for a minute.
5. Add the rice (soaked and drained), turmeric and salt. Stir for a minute.
6. Add 2 1/2 cups of water (if using Basmati rice or white rice, add 2 cups of water).
7. Add lemon juice, stir, cover the pot and let the rice cook until done.

8. Serve with any chutney of your choice, plain yogurt, raita or pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South Indian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 418 Calories from Fat 93

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.5%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 103.3 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 8 g15.3%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 17.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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