Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lemon Brown Rice

When life gives lemons, zest it up in endless variations - Biryani ,Whole Grains,
Lentils\Legumes,soups,Dip,cake,salad,Pasta to name a few.Be amazed ,not just culinary ,lemons have lot more ingenious uses,including a face cleanser,dandruff fighter and a cleaning agent .

Lemon Brown Rice
The tangy Lemon Rice is a popular South Indian favorite,can be prepared in a snap with fresh lemons and any left over rice.Using Brown rice makes it so much better with all the added fiber and essential vitamins.




Ingredients
2 cups Brown Rice
1 lemon(about 3 tablespoon), squeezed
1 teaspoon Yellow or Chana moong lentil
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/2 inch ginger root peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 a teaspoon each cumin seeds and mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
2 green chillies,slit(optional)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest(optional)
1 table spoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
few curry leaves
Method
Wash and soak the rice in cold water for 20 minutes.Cook in 3 cups of salted water,partially covered until tender about 20-25 minutes.
Roll the lemon to loosen the juices. Mix the lemon juice with rice and keep aside
Heat oil in a deep pan on medium flame. Add all the other ingredients besides turmeric and ginger. when the mustard seeds start to splutter add the turmeric and grated ginger . saute for a minute before adding the lemon rice mixture and the lemon zest;Stir and let the flavors infuse for few minutes before serving.


This is my entry for Weekend Wokking ,in limelight this month are lemons.

36 comments:

Happy cook said...

I am also in love with lemon rice after making them and i love that last picture.

Parita said...

Thats delicious and healthy rice dear..m big fan of lemon rice, love the pics they are simply stunning

Lavanya said...

very nice..healthy n tasty rice..i love lemon rice..from yesterday only i started cooking brown rice..good to know many recipes with brown rice :)

Navita said...

or blog looks so 'springy' with the gorgeous lemon clicks...yum!

5 Star Foodie said...

Lemon rice sound awesome, love the peanuts here too!

Aalya said...

That sounds so good...I think I may go and try this out tonight!! Wonderful recipe! Thanks

n33ma said...

so creative with the last photo.nice and healthy with the brown rice.

Poornima Nair said...

I love lemon rice...using brown rice is really healthy. Great pics...esp. the last one.

Pooja said...

Healthy way to start the day with breakfast like this...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Awesome picture Yasmeen...I am also cooking with brown rice these day...we are getting used to it :) I too prepare all dishes from puliogare to briyani with them.

Prathibha said...

Healthy touch to the lemon rice..

Curry Leaf said...

Never tried lemon rice with brown rice.Looks too good and healthy.Love all the pics.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

yasmeen..im in love with that last snap....send my lover to me...:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

beautiful presentaion of pic.. new idea of brwn rice with lemon.. yasmeen u r rocking dear as usual.

Lisa said...

This is a perfect recipe. I often make lemon rice using white basmati but next time I make brown rice, I am going to dress it up with lemon like you did here.

sangeeta said...

hey your starting line startled me......http://sangeeta-homealone.blogspot.com/2009/05/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html
the recipe is a hot favorite at my place,right now there are loads of lemons in my garden.

sangeeta said...

the link cudn't upload.......check out on homealone.

Priya said...

Healthy rice, thats genius to try out lemon rice with brown rice...Excellent Yas!

AnuSriram said...

Thats awesome... Nice Click!

Ivy said...

Never heard of lemon rice before but I am sure I would love this recipe.

meeso said...

I like the idea of brown rice, must give it such a different flavor... It looks so perfect!

Ushanandini said...

Nice recipe! I love lemon rice! Wow! With brown rice, it's healthy too!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I love lemon rice, with brown rice its gonna taste great!!! they look awesome and tasty!!!

Superchef said...

thats a great idea to have brown rice. I still cant stand brown rice as it is.

sowmya said...

love that picture..good one..

Pooja said...

Great idea to use brown rice Yasmeen.So healthy! The rice looks perfect and so are the shots!

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely lemony pics Yasmeen..yummy one n healthy too..:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

SOunds great and pretty presentation!!

Ammu said...

Wow! that looks delicious. Nice click.

Lisa said...

Another great choice! I love the brown rice now in my new diet and was looking for a way to liven' it up! Love you

Sharmila said...

Lemon rice is always a favourite. Love that snap where you have arranged it in a halved lemon! :-)

Cham said...

Brown rice in lemony form, would be great!

Bharti said...

How lovely Yasmeen. Tamarind rice would be good too. I'll try this out next time.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Lemon rice with brown rice. How lovely and healthy. I bet this would taste great with lentils added too.

Also, could you fix the Weekend Wokking link? It doesn't go to the rules page but to some lemon cleaning site.

Thanks!

Yasmeen said...

Sorry about that WC,I'll correct it right away.

Nithya said...

Amazing dishes and nice photography. First time to your blog and find it really nice. keep it going. :)

Do take a peep at my blog when u find time. :)

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