Healthy Lemon Rice


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healthy lemon rice is a slightly healthier version of the authentic lemon rice.

To make healthy lemon rice, heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the red chilies, mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, chana dal and curry leaves. Then the seeds crackle, add the turmeric powder, rice, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve the healthy lemon rice hot, garnished with chopped coriander.

This healthy lemon rice side dish is ideal for the summer. Keep in mind the fact that the lemon juice has to be added judiciously to suit your palate so that you do not end up with a "khatta" or bland rice.

The quick and easy healthy lemon rice has white rice been replaced with brown rice to make it slightly healthy.This adds a little to the fibre quotient. Brown rice is also a good source of vitamin B1, which helps in energy metabolism. However, check on its calorie count and if on a healthy regime then include a small portion of it.

You can enjoy this South Indian style healthy lemon rice with rasam or just a bowl of salad. The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your body due to its high vitamin C content.

Tips for healthy lemon rice. 1. Use a deep pan or a broad pan for this recipe, so tossing rice is easy. 2. Do not make the recipe too much in advance, as the brown rice tends to turn dry and chewy with time. 3. This recipe is not recommended for diabetics.

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Healthy Lemon Rice recipe - How to make Healthy Lemon Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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  1. To make healthy lemon rice, heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the red chilies, mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, chana dal and curry leaves.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the turmeric powder, rice, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve the healthy lemon rice hot, garnished with chopped coriander.

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To cook the brown rice

  1. Take a deep bowl and soak 3/4 cup raw brown rice in enough water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice well with the help of a strainer. Discard the water.
  3. Transfer the rice into a pressure cooker.
  4. Add about 1½ cups of water to cook the rice.  Close the lid and pressure cook for 7 whistles.
  5. Let the steam escape naturally before opening the lid. Open the lid and use a fork to separate each grain of rice lightly. Keep aside.

How to proceed for the Healthy Lemon Rice:

  1. To make healthy lemon rice | quick and easy healthy lemon rice | South Indian style healthy lemon rice | healthy lemon rice side dish | take a non-stick pan and put the oil into it. Add the mustard seeds into it. Also, add the urad dal. Both these ingredients are the key ingredients for the tempering of most South Indian recipes.
  2. Immediately add the red chillies. Make sure the flame is not too high or else the chillies will burn. You can also add slit green chillies instead of red chillies for the spice.
  3. Now, add the ginger. We add them for the desired pungency and flavour. Add the chana dal for the desired crunchiness. You can also add some peanuts or the cashew nuts at this stage but the nutritive values will change.
  4. Add the curry leaves and let them crackle.
  5. Add the turmeric powder for the colour.
  6. Now, add the cooked brown rice. Make sure the rice is not lumpy or sticky or else the tempering will not incorporate well into the rice.
  7. Add the lemon juice. We add the lemon juice in the end because it tends to become bitter when subjected to heat for a long time. Also, you can increase or decrease the quantity of lemon juice( by about 1/4 teaspoon) as per your liking.
  8. Finally, add the salt to taste.
  9. Mix the Healthy Lemon Rice well with the help of a flat spoon. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Garnish healthy lemon rice | quick and easy healthy lemon rice | South Indian style healthy lemon rice | healthy lemon rice side dish | with chopped coriander.
  11. Serve the healthy lemon rice | quick and easy healthy lemon rice | South Indian style healthy lemon rice | hot.
Accompaniments

Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil) 
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam 
Sambhar 
Tamatar ki Kadhi 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy127 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates23.3 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.1 mg

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