There is a South Indian recipe known as Lemon Rice, and while pondering about a nice but easy way to cook rice for Eid day lunch I saw this recipe on TLC in a programme called Ravinder's kitchen. I decided to do something quite similar but using lime instead of lemon.
It was a lovely way to jazz up rice and best part can cook the rice ahead as its best made with cooled cooked rice.
Recipe : Lime Rice recipe adapted from Ravinder Bhogal's Lemon Rice Recipe.
2 cups cooked cold basmathi rice
1 medium onion sliced
2 dried chillies, broken up into large pieces.
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 fenugreek seeds ( ohbai)
8 -10 curry leaves
juice of 1 lime, should extract 1 full tablespoon
a few table spoons of water
1/4 tsp tumeric
oil about 2-3 tbsp
Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let the seeds start to pop and crackle, yes you will get flying seeds so be careful of flying seeds and don't let the burn as well.
|fenugreek seeds (Ohbai)|
Now add the onions and curry leaves ( there is such a lovely mouth watering aroma when fresh curry leaves hit the hot oil right?) , let the onions soften, then add the chillies and tumeric ,stir for one minute. Add the lime juice, a nice pinch of salt . Mix then add the rice. Stir well to mix everything, you might need to add a few tablespoons of water. Serve and enjoy :)