Friday, 20 June 2014

Lemon and Cashew nut Rice/ Lemon Rice

Lemon and Cashew nut Rice
  Zesty lemon rice with crunchy nuts/A simple rice dish made with lemon juice and Cashew nuts 

Lemon and Cashew nut Rice
Lemon and Cashew nut Rice
Indian meal would be incomplete without some basmati rice, and it’s not always plain white rice there are so many ways to jazz up that white rice. One of mine is by adding lemon juice. If you haven’t heard about Lemon rice then let me tell you it is a famous south Indian rice dish.  This recipe however isn’t the same. This Lemon and Cashew nut rice is the one I tried when I was in an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh.  With its simplicity and delicious flavors this dish is here to stay.  It’s a delicious summer dish made with just a few ingredients, which can be enjoyed with your choice of main.
It’s such a versatile dish add your choice of spices and nuts if you like and make it your own. Garnish with coriander, I used up all of my coriander to make Green rice ;)

Serves: 2
1 Cup rice
1/4th cup or more sliced Cashew nuts
Juice of a Lemon
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp Chilly powder (optional)
A pinch of turmeric
1 tbsp. Oil
Salt to taste.
Cook rice by drain method or alternatively in a saucepan add 2 cups of water bring to a boil, once water evaporates cover and simmer for 10 min.
 Heat oil in a wok on medium heat, add sliced Cashew nuts sautĂ© till golden brown remove and keep aside. Add cumin seeds to the oil allow sizzling.
Stir in the rice, chilly powder, turmeric and salt to taste turn off the heat or reduce heat.
Mix lemon juice and Cashew nuts and Serve!

Lemon and Cashew nut Rice
Lemon and Cashew nut Rice

Precooked rice can also be used.