Lemon Rice recipe | Nimbu | Elumichai sadham

Lemon Rice recipe | Elumichai sadham is a lunch box variety of rice usually prepared for carrying during travel or to school or office as it lasts long. Lemon juice is used here for its taste and flavour. Lemon – health benefits – click the link to know about the amazing health benefits of lemon.

This is an easy to prepare rice variety which is one of the popular variety rice in South India and suitable for beginners and bachelors to try. We have also prepared many rice varieties such as Thengai SadhamKothamalli sadhamThakkali Sadham Nellikkai sadham Nilakadalai sadhamThayir Sadham Kudai milagai sadham Sarkkarai Pongal Pudina Rice Ven Pongal Kovil puliyodharai | tamarind rice  and many more. Now let us see about the preparation of lemon rice in easy steps with photos to follow.

Preparation Time:- 15 minutes

To Serve:- 2 persons

Lemon Rice recipe – Ingredients:-

  • Raw rice/ pacharisi – 1 cup
  • Oil – to fry
  • Mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida/ perungaayam – 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds and urad dal
Mustard seeds and urad dal
  • Green chillies – 2 (slit)
  • Red chilly – 1 (cut into two)
  • Groundnuts/ peanuts/ nilakadalai – 2 tblsp
  • Cashew nuts/ mundhiri paruppu – 10-12 number
  • Curry leaves/ karuvepilai – few
Ground nut, cashew nut, curry leaves, green and red chillies
Ground nut, cashew nut, curry leaves, green and red chillies
  • Lemon juice/ elumichai – 2 tblsp
  • Turmeric powder/ manjal podi – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
Turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice
Turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice

Lemon Rice recipe – Method:-

1. Firstly cook rice and drain water and cool it by spreading in a bowl.

Cooked rice
Cooked rice

2. Secondly heat one tea spoon of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds followed by urad dal and asafoetida and when they splutter add green and red chillies. Similarly add ground nuts and cashew nuts and sauté for few minutes till it gets roasted and turns golden brown in colour. Switch off the stove and add curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt.

Seasoning in fry pan
Seasoning in fry pan

3. Finally add cooked rice to the pan along with lemon juice and mix well without breaking the rice. You can also pour this content to the rice bowl and mix.

Mixing cooked and cooled rice to the seasoning in the pan
Mixing cooked and cooled rice to the seasoning in the pan

4. After that serve with any side dish or pappad.

Lemon Rice recipe | Nimbu | Elumichai sadham - Ready to serve lemon rice
Lemon Rice recipe | Nimbu | Elumichai sadham -Ready to serve lemon rice

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