Carrot Lemon rice - Spinach Lima Beans rice - Coconut rice

>> Friday, August 27, 2010

I had some left over rice cooked for yesterday's dinner. Didn't want to waste it and also I was not in a mood for long cooking hours. So thought of adding few veggies and some flavor to the left over rice and made it into a delicious colorful variety rice for our lunch. A plate of colorful variety rice will always be perfect with some raita, chips or appalam. I didn't want to make the usual lemon rice or puliyodharae. So just modified the usual stuff to add extra flavors and so came our lunch plate with Carrot lemon rice, spinach Lima bean rice, coconut rice. It was a perfect combo of tangy-spicy-rich rice dishes.
Things needed for Carrot lemon rice
Cooked rice - 1 Cup
Carrot puree - 2 Tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
Salt - To taste
For seasoning
Tumeric powder - a pinch
Dry red chilly - 2 nos.
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu - 1/4 Tsp
Peanuts - 1/2 Tbsp ( Crushed)
Bengal gram dal/ Kadalai paruppu - 1 Tsp
Oil - 1 Tsp

Heat oil in a pan, add all the items listed under 'for seasoning' and fry until the peanuts are golden brown. Add lemon juice, carrot pulp and let the mixture boil for few minutes. Now add the cooked rice adjust for salt and turn off the heat. Simple yummy tangy carrot lemon rice is ready to be served.

Things needed for Spinach Lima beans rice
Cooked rice - 1 Cup
Lima beans - 1/2 Cup ( I used frozen beans)
Spinach - 1/4 Cup ( Chopped)
Salt - To taste
For seasoning
Dry red chilly - 2 nos.
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 Tsp
Garam masala - 1 Tsp
Oil - 1 Tsp

Heat oil in a pan, add all the items listed under 'for seasoning' and let the seeds sizzle. Add Lima beans, spinach and cook the mixture till the veggies get cooked without letting them turn mushy. Now add the cooked rice adjust for salt and turn off the heat. Spicy healthy spinach Lima beans rice is ready to be served. The flavors of garam masala together with the beans makes the rice taste great.

Things needed for Coconut rice
Cooked rice - 1 Cup
Coconut - 1/4 Cup ( Grated)
Salt - To taste
For seasoning
Dry red chilly - 2 nos.
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu - 1/4 Tsp
Peanuts - 1/2 Tbsp ( Crushed)
Urd dal/ Ulutham paruppu - 1 Tsp
Oil - 1 Tsp

Heat oil in a pan, add all the items listed under 'for seasoning' and fry until the peanuts are golden brown. Add coconut and fry for few minutes. Now add the cooked rice adjust for salt and turn off the heat. Yummy light coconut rice is ready to enjoyed. This is the usual coconut rice, I haven't made any additions to this rice because its one of my son's favorite. Its the only rice which makes feeding easier with my 16 month old.. :)
All these three rices goes to PJ's Scrumptious delights from leftovers event.

8 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal August 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

wow, that is such a nice trio. I like mixed kind of rice. Spinach/lima rice is new and good. Will surely give it a try.

Suneetha August 27, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

Hey sangi...rice looks colourful..thanks for dropping comments and visiting my blog...

Sadhana August 27, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Wow!!! Colourful and yummy!

Akila August 28, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

really yummy yummy...

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Priya August 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Woww colourful and beautiful rices..lovely..

PJ August 28, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Look so tempting and perfect for the event.Thanks for sending it across Sangi :)

aipi August 28, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

Wow!!what a great use of leftover rice..love the trio ..colorful n yummy!!
First time here..you have a lovely space here with a nice collection of recipes..
Will be visiting often:)
Do drop by my blog sometime.
Take care
aipi
http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

women-wisdom.com August 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

Nice combo. Its a good presentation also. I love it.

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