Who wouldn't love to taste a difference from the usual plain rice and curry. It would make a different look with a yellow coloured rice, and also that which taste really good. Now here is a simple lemon rice recipe.
2 cups of rice (i used the normal rice basmati also can be used)
4 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 red chillies
1 tbsp channa dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
salt to taste
Wash and soak rice for about 30 mintues.
Drain and then cook rice till its done, and keep aside untill its totally cooled.
Heat a kadai and pop mustard seeds,
then add channa dal wait for a few mintues untill it turns golden brown.
Now add the red chillies and the curry leaves.
Add turmeric powder and then add rice and mix well.
Add lemon juice and salt to taste.
Serve hot with pickle and pappad.....happy meal!!
I had some fried grated coconut which i added to this , and it did taste really good, it is optional and everything depends on your own taste buds.