Lime Rice with Cashewnuts

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Total Time:
35 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stir-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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A familiar rice recipe in South Indian households is Lime Rice. Easy-to-make and family friendly main dish that is enjoyed as a picnic lunch also. Lime rice or Lemon rice is a popular variety rice recipe that is a favourite of many! 

Lime juice, turmeric powder and salt are mixed up together and added to the parboiled rice. Add grated coconut and stir fry lightly so that the dish gets its right sour and tangy taste. The seasoning mixture of ghee, mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and cashewnuts are poured over the rice and mixed well to achieve the Tasty Lime Rice. 

You can also place it up in a oven and serve hot!

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  • 400 gms. Rice, washed and soaked for ½ an hour
  • 125 gms. Coconut, grated
  • Juice of 4 sour limes
  • A few sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
  • A few cashewnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 4 green chillies, slit and chopped
  • 4 curry leaves, washed
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. ghee

How to Make Lime Rice with Cashewnuts

  • Parboil the rice with salt to taste, strain and keep aside to cool well.
  • Extract some lime juice. Mix together lime juice, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Add to the rice. Also add grated coconut and stir lightly. Heat ghee, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add green chillies, curry leaves and cashewnuts.
  • Pour the seasonings over the rice. Garnish with coriander leaves. Place in a moderately hot oven for 20 minutes. Serve hot.