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Lemon Rice with Peanuts
The naturally nutty flavor of Basmati rice is complimented and enhanced by the ginger
and lemon. This Indian dish comes out dry and fluffy. Your guests will not be
able to get enough. A real treat yet easy to prepare. Modified slightly, the
original recipe is from Gourmet magazine.
||black mustard seeds
||fresh ginger -- minced
||peanuts, dry-roasted unsalted
-- finely chopped
||lemon juice -- or more!
Prepare Basmati rice (note that this is a double batch) and allow to cool
fluffing occasionally with a fork.
Heat oil in large, heavy skillet over moderately high heat. Just before the oil begins to
smoke add the mustard seeds and sauté until the seeds begin to pop. Add ginger and 1/2
the crushed peanuts and sauté 2 minutes. Add turmeric, rice and salt to taste. Toss well
to mix while rice is reheating. Remove from heat add lemon juice and toss to combine.
Garnish with remaining peanuts and zest.
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