Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Lemon Rice / Visit to the Zoo

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Lemon Rice  & Visit to the Zoo
Last week as our kids are on holiday, we decided for a family picnic. Since, we had not been to Zoo in recent years, we decided it would be a perfect day out for all of us...! And, absolutely it is..!!!
It s great to get out in nature and to see all the bigger animals and little  critters in their environment...!!
We prepared South Indian delicious rice dish,  Lemon rice. 
It seems to be  a good option for packing lunch.  It is very easy to prepare , when we are in a hurry ...with few ingredients. And it tastes very refreshing and tangy. The citric in the lemon rice aids in the absorption of iron in our body, due to its high Vit C content.
Here comes the simple & easy to make recipe..:)
Ingredients:
  • Rice                                          - 2 cups
  • Lemon                                      - 2 or 3
  • Oil                                            - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
  • Asafetida pwd                           - a pinch
  • Green chilly                               - 2
  • Chana dal                                 - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal                                    - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew                                      - 6
  • Peanuts                                    - 10
  • Turmeric pwd                            - a pinch
  • Curry & coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash and soak raw rice for 10 mins.
  2. Cook it and spread in a wide bowl to warm.
  3. Add 1 tsp oil and salt mix well.
  4. Now sqeeze lemon juice and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan.
  6. Add mustard, asafetida, chana dal, green chillies, urad dal, peanuts, cashew, turmeric pwd , cumin and curry leaves.
  7. Allow to splutter .
  8. Turn off flame and add lemon juice.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Add this mixture to the above prepared rice and combine.
  11. Tasty and healthy lemon rice ready to taste
  1. Serve with spicy chips or roasted papad.
Love to share some of the Beautiful  Clicks from 
   Arignar Anna Zoological Park    ( Chennai )
Thrilling Lion Safari:











Thanks..!
Jay

37 comments:

  1. One of my fave. rice recipe. Like the zoo pictures.

    Lite Bite

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  2. Lovely pics jey,Delicious rice...

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  3. Jay,I love lemon rice,I compeletly agree on packing this for a quick lunch and I loved the idea of enjoying this with chips or papad...mmm.mmm I am happy you had a good family time at the zoo:)

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  4. My favorite, looks so delicious..
    Love the zoo pics!

    US Masala

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  5. Hi Jay

    The Rice looks awesome. Pics of Wild animals are also nice.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Amazing recipe for lemon rice jay and loved all your pics..

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  7. lovely n yummy lemon rice..lov d color!

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  8. my fav. and loved the pictures

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  9. lovely pictures and rice looks like a lot of fun and beautiful weather
    we are having lots of snow

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  10. Wow! Rice looks very yummy. Perfect for picnics.

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  11. Your lemon rice is beautiful! This would be perfect for bento box lunches too! I like the zoo photos!

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  12. The rice is perfect for lunch with potato fry. Nice wild shots.

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  13. THANQ FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS..:)

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  14. Lemon rice looks so delicious. Loved the Zoo photos!

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  15. Perfect rice to take out. Nice clicks and beautiful presentation Jay.
    Happy New Year!

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  16. Looks like u had agr8 time.. Love this lemony rice!

    Happy New year to u and ur family!

    Cheers

    Jyoti

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  17. simple tasty rice for meal zoo pic ae nice

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  18. Great looking rice..Loved all the pics too! Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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  19. Tangy and delicious rice..lovely pictures dear.

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  20. My all time favourite rice, love it with spicy potato fry...


    Beautiful zoo clicks..

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  21. Delicious lemon rice and nice clicks.

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  22. lemon rice looks delicious and nice pics too..

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  23. Jay, Lemon Rice looks very inviting & its my all time favorite too and hope you had good time in Zoo

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  24. Fabulous pictures of the food and the zoo.

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  25. Loved the Zoo pics and I will try lemon rice too.its my favourite:)

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  26. Lemon rice is my all time favorite, looks perfect and adding cashews is a good idea!

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  27. New to ur blog and love it absolutely. The clicks are great. Thanks for sharing the pics. when u find time visit my blog too. http://ticklingpalates.blogspot.com

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  28. This delicious rice makes a hearty & a light meal!! Loved the pics of the zoo...

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  29. Tangy and wonderful zoo photos... by the by do you like to join the food bloggers meet on 26th... If so inform me.

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  30. Zoo pictures rocks ! is that a white peacock ??--wow , !! the lemon rice plate screams devour me !!

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  31. ahh...I miss chennai..Ur zoo pics r sooo good.

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  32. My favorite kind of rice.
    Zoo photographs are lovely too!

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  33. One of my fav...perfect for lunch box!!Yummy!!

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  34. wow that sounds like so much of fun and lemon rice than there by any better refreshing rice :)

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  35. Chennai vandalur zoo thane?

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  36. Lemon Rice one of my fav dishes. i love the tangi taste of the lemon juice.

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