Rice Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice
This recipe is a great way to liven up plain rice but feel free to take it a step further by adding
tumeric or heat it up with a little curry powder. You can also fry some broken nuts or scramble in
some eggs.
455g basmati rice
5 tblsp vegetable oil
2 tblsp mustard seeds
2 tsp sml split dried peas
Handful of curry leaves
Rind & juice of 2 lemons
Bunch of fresh coriander
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Throw the rice into boiling water, cook for 10 minutes and drain.
Heat the oil in a small frying pan, over a medium heat.
Add mustard seeds and as they begin to pop add the split peas, curry leaves and strips of
lemon rind (remove these with a vegetable peeler).
Leave to cook for 1 minute until the split peas and lemon peel are lightly coloured.
Add the drained steaming rice to a bowl and pour over the cooked spices, lemon juice
and chopped coriander.
Season to own taste.
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