Neembu Chawal (Lemon Rice)

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A popular dish in South India- this works well using leftover rice. This recipe is from Lite and Luscious Cuisine of India by Madhu Gadia. The listed serving size is 1/3 cup and counts as 1 starch exchange.

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  1. Cook rice and cool slightly.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat and add mustard seeds. Cover to avoid splattering until mustard seeds stop popping. Add curry leaves and chana dal. Cook for a few seconds until dal is light brown. Remove from heat and stir in cayenne pepper (if using), and turmeric. A few seconds later add lemon juice.
  3. Add rice and salt. Mix gently to avoid breaking rice. Return to stove and heat through.
  4. Serve cold or warm.

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