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Basmati Lemon Rice

Type: Rice
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 118mlOil
4 cups 250g / 8.8ozOnions - chopped (small)
4   Garlic cloves - chopped
2 teaspoons 10mlBlack mustard seeds
12   Curry leaves - (to 15)
4 teaspoons 20mlSplit unpeeled urad dal - soaked in water
  For 45 minutes
4 teaspoons 20mlGolden raisins
4 cups 640g / 22ozCooked basmati rice
2 teaspoons 10mlTurmeric
  Salt - up to 2 tspns
2 teaspoons 10mlSugar
1/4 cup 59mlHalved roasted cashews
1/4 cup 59mlLemon juice
8   Green onions - finely chopped
1/2 cup 8g / 0.3ozChopped cilantro - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet or wok. Saute onions and garlic until soft, 2 minutes. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal and raisins and saute 2 minutes.

In a bowl, mix rice, turmeric, salt, sugar and cashews, saving a few cashews for garnish. Spoon rice into skillet with onion mixture and heat through, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Garnish with reserved cashews, green onions and cilantro.

This recipe yields 8 to 10 servings.

Each of 10 servings: 252 calories; 32 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 13 grams fat; 31 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 0.38 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 08-18-1999


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