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Lemon Rice

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

When you make this rice ahead of time this dish takes just a few minutes to prepare.

1 cup basmati rice

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ tsp mustard seeds

2 tbsp peanuts or cashews

¼ tsp hing

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ inch ginger roots grated

2-3 red chiles, dried

Juice of 1 small lemon

1 handful cilantro leaves roughly chopped

Sea salt to taste

In a large sauce pan, combine the basmati rice with 2 cups wter and cook on low heat, covered for 10-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Allow to cool, so the grains stay separate. Leftover rice works well also.

Heat oil over medium heat in a heavy bottomed skillet. Add mustard seeds until they begin to splutter and pop, then add peanuts, cashews, hing turmeric powdder, grated ginger and chilies, Saute for a few minutes jdut until peanuts and cashews begin to brown.. Remove from heat.

Combine rice, lemon juice, cilantro, spiced nut mixture and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix slowly so as not to break the rice grains.

Serve at room temperature.

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