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.
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
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.
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