Well well well...this is completely my Husband's blog. I am just writing it on his behalf.
Last weekend we had a potluck party and we were to cook Lemon Rice for about 15-20 people. My husband offered to help me in the process, but alas, in the end it turned out that I was his helper and he the chef!!!! Let me admit, he is a better cook than me. He amazes me with his innovative recipes.
No doubt, the lemon rice was a super hit at the party. The picture, I guess will say it all. :)
Pssst: It was me who did the decoration!
Here is my husband's version of Lemon rice or should I say 'Vegetable Lemon Rice'!
Rice: cook rice with water in 1:2 ratio.
Finely chopped onions
A bag of frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, corn, peas): cooked and kept aside
Green chilies, curry leaves, Ginger
Urad dal, Mustard seeds, Turmeric powder for the color
Fried cashew nuts and finely chopped cilantro for garnishing.
Salt to taste, Oil
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Add urad dal, green chili’s, curry leaves and ginger. Sauté for a minute.
Add onions and fry till golden brown. Add mixed vegetables and cook for few more minutes.
Add roasted groundnuts and turmeric.
Mix the above with rice. Make sure you are gentle while mixing, you dont want rice to get mashed. Add salt and squeeze in lemon juice as per taste.
Garnish it with cilantro and cashew.
Simple isn't it? I think we took about less than half an hour to do it all. Of course rice had to be cooked before hand.