Saturday, 21 July 2012

simple cooking : lemon rice

 “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” — Lao Tzu

I read this somewhere and just loved it ...this is so true ... these  are the golden mantras of happy living !
And how surprisingly this applies to cooking as well !!!
  • Keep it simple !
  • Be patient (This is the biggest mantra of cooking I learnt from my Mom ...whenever I got upset on my cooking disasters mom always used to tell me not to be sad and that cooking is all about patience.!!!)
  • And compassion...if you are not compassionate about it you won't enjoy it !!!

Well am I sounding like a preacher ???
Well talking about simplicity lemme share with you a simple yet flavourful dish LEMON RICE !!!

 Lemon rice is one of my favourite varieties of rice ....I love its refreshing taste and vibrant colour and its so easy and quick to prepare with just a handful of ingredients !
There are different versions...different ways's MY WAY !!!!


1 cup rice(cooked)
1/4 cup Lemon juice 
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chana daal
1 tsp curry leaves
Half onion chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2  tsp peanuts
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste


In a bowl combine lemon juice and salt.Take rice in another bowl and the lemon juice mixture,mix it well so that the rice is coated with this mixture well and then keep it aside.
Now take oil in a pan and add curry leaves, mustard seeds and chana daal..Add onion and cook till its light brown.Add rice and mix well.Add salt, turmeric and red chilli and give it a toss.
Garnish with peanuts and enjoy this healthy rice ready in minutes !!!


  1. Simplicity at its best!!! Love the color of the rice and lovely pic :) Was thinking of u just yesterday n here u r!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    1. hey prathima..thnx dear...nice to know that u were thinking abt me :)

  2. you are right, you have to be patient while cooking. lemon rice looks delicious

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