Apr 26, 2009

Carrot-Capsicum Lemon Rice..

This rice comes to my rescue most times I'm out of ideas or am in no mood to cook anything elaborate and still don't feel guilty of not making the right food at home. An all in one, delicious and filling lemon rice with the addition of carrots and green-peppers to make it a good eat for kids and adults all the same. Being a one dish meal, and colorful too, its easy to get my kid to eat it. The carrots and capsicum still remain slightly crunchy as they are not fully cooked, and it tastes good.


Ingredients

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Capsicum, sliced very fine - 3/4 cup
Carrot, finely grated - 1 1/2 cup
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Udad dal - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Green chillies, slit lengthwise - 3 nos.
Curry leaves - 4-5
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt - to taste
Oil

Method

- Cook the rice and keep it aside to cool.
- Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and once they crackle, add the udad dal, chana dal, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Once the dals are browned, add the turmeric powder and salt and switch off the flame. Add the carrots and capsicum and mix well and cover and keep for about 10 minutes. The heat from the pan is enough to soften the veggies. No need to cook them.
- Then add the rice and the lemon juice to the pan and mix everything evenly with care to not break the rice.
- Serve as it is or with a side of your choice.

Cooking for Kids event is a master mind of Sharmi of Neivedyam.

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23 Comments:

Ashwini said...

Anytime in for lemon rice. Looks awesome and delish.
You can send it to carrot event hosted by Sanghi.
http://sanghi-tastybites.blogspot.com/2009/04/fall-in-love-with-carrots-for-season-2.html

Sanghi said...

Hi dear, Lovely carrot recipe..! You can send this to my FIL-Carrot event..! Do check my blog..!:)

vidhas said...

Rice looks yum!!. A nice twist to ordianry lemon rice, picture looks inviting.

Suparna said...

Hi Maya,
Wow, tha's a vegetised version of lemon rice...simply superb :) it's a healthy treat for people of all ages. Would perk up my chitranna ur way sometime .
Tc

LG said...

Rice looks colorful and appetising. I always like vegetables in my lemon rice :)

Purnima said...

Oh my..that surely looks nutritious n filling n alsandya randayi looks great wt it! (Maya..I share ur guilt too..often go blank on gravies! So resort to pulao or curdrice-tempered, lemon rice etc!) Wd try this. Tks for sharing!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice different recipe

Happy cook said...

Love the addition of carrots in them.
Looks yumm.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very delectable and colorful... hey send this to www.easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com - FIC red and green, this will make a great entry...

A_and_N said...

carrots and capsicum sounds quite flavorful! nice entry :) i also like mine slightly crunchy!

Meera said...

loved that picture. beautiful click!!

Maya said...

Thankyou all for ur time and comments!
Ashwini and Sanghi, thankyou for telling me abt the event, will update!
Ramya, am not sure if it qualifies as its red and orange, but will check!

Namrata Kini said...

Nice click Maya. Such one dish meals are great when you are short of time. Lovely recipe.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so beautiful pic nice recipe perfect for lunch box

Asha said...

I made the same combo rice too for FIL Carrot. Looks so yum Maya, simple to make too! :)

Superchef said...

loved that picture and what a delicious and healthy rice!

Cham said...

Very colorful rice, would be a simple comfort food.

Uma said...

A healthy and yummy rice. looks great Maya :)

Priya said...

Thats a flavourful dish, lovely combination!

Prathibha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely comments Maya..
First time here..dono how did i miss this blog so far...Lovely blog n nice recipes...
Nice clicks too

Usha said...

Loved the idea of adding carrots and capsicum to lemon rice, it looks so colorful and delicious...

Regarding your question on sweet potato bites, I used the orange sweet potatoes that I get from my regular grocery, you could try it with the cream ones too, it would still taste just as yum I guess:-)

EC said...

Thats a nice twist to the usual lemon rice and healthier too..

Vani said...

Love lemon rice and adding carrots and capsicum makes it more nutritious. Nice one, Maya!