Jazzed Up Leftover Rice

Jazzed Up Leftover Rice

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By Lakshmi Ram Nair

Published On: 05 Nov 2008

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7 min
Served : 4
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  • 1. 2 cups cooked white rice (or however much you have leftover and adjust all ingredients accordingly)
    2. - 1.5 teaspoon mustard seeds
    3.- 1 tablespoon turmeric
    4. - 5-6 curry leaves (neem patha)
    5. quarter chopped onion (more if you like onion)
    6. 1 large grated carrot (or any other veggie you would like to sneak into your kids i.e. grated zucchini
    chopped spinach
    7. 1 cup washed frozen peas
    8.- 2 chopped scallions
    9. - handful of chopped coriander leaves
    10. - half a lemon
    11. salt if the rice is not already salted
    12. a pinch of cayenne pepper (more if you`re not cooking for kids or you can add green chilies)


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and once heated added the mustard seeds
- Once the seeds are sizzling add the garlic and onion
- Once you can smell the garlic and onion add the curry leaves - don`t brown the onions
- Add the rice and you may need to add some water to loosen the rice
- Once all of the lumps are out of the rice add the turmeric and the cayenne pepper
- Mix and then add the peas and cover for 3-4 minutes until everything is warmed up
- Finally - top with scallions, chopped cilantro, and lemon juice
- Now eat!

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