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Inspired by South Indian cuisine, this rice recipe gets bright flavor from lemon juice and turmeric and aromatic, savory flavor from curry leaves, mustard seeds and peanuts. Urad dal, also known as black lentils, add nice crispy bites throughout this dish.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Credit: Johnny & Charlotte Autry

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add peanuts, curry leaves, mustard seeds and urad dal; cook, stirring, until the mustard seeds pop, about 1 minute. Add rice, lemon juice, turmeric and salt; cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with yogurt, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
218 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 1g; fat 9g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; vitamin a iu 300IU; vitamin b3 niacin 4mg; vitamin c 3mg; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 23mg; sodium 150mg; calcium 33mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 64mg; phosphorus 142mg; potassium 161mg; zinc 1mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; selenium 8mcg.