Thursday, 12 January 2012

Spicy Lemon Rice



Spicy Lemon Rice

Ingredients:
1 cup Basmati rice
1 tbsp light olive oil
12-14 fresh curry leaves
couple dried red chilli’s
1-inch piece of Cinnamon stick
2 or 3 cloves
4-6 cardamom pods
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 large lemon juice
1 -1/2 cups boiling water
Salth to taste
chopped cilantro to garnish


Method:
Place the rice in a strainer and wash it thoroughly under cold running water.Drain well and set aside.
Heat the oil in a nonstick saucepan, when it is hot , add the curry leaves, chilli’s, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, cumin seeds and turmeric.
Stir fry for 20-30 seconds and add the rice. Stir fry for 2 minutes , then add the lemon juice and the boiling water.
Bring to a boil, cover the pan tightly and reduce the heat to low.
Cook for 10-12 minutes, remove from heat and allow to stand undisturbed for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork, season and garnish with the chopped cilantro before serving.