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Lemon Cashew Rice

No, no. I'm not going to start by repeating the same lemon theory. The theory which has been overused and over-rated until it sounds so rusty to my ears. I know, generally, when lemon is a concern, we tend to have the habit of starting of by saying that "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" Oh god! So boring. Lemme on the other other hand say this - when life gives you lemons, make lemon cashew rice. Sound so much better, don't you think so? I bet. So, lemon basically for this Lemon Cashew Rice (Lamb Fried Rice, Belacan Fried Rice & Chinese Fried Rice)? Made in the rice cooker though a tiny bit of cooking atop the stove involved. Lemony and curry leaves scented rice, further elevated by cashew nuts and ghee (Ghee Rice & Jeera/Cumin Rice). Blissful mouthwatering deliciousness (Tomato Rice & Nasi Dagang).

2 cups Basmati rice
2 tbsp desiccated or fresh coconut
100g cashew nuts
2 tbsp lemon juice (or as preferred)
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp ghee/butter
Water and salt as needed

Add washed rice, lemon juice, desiccated coconut, turmeric powder, water (about 3 cups) and salt into rice cooker.
Give a good stir and let it cook.
Fluff up rice after cooking.
Now, heat ghee and fry cashew nuts till crunchy.
Add curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Quickly stir, tip into rice and gently mix.
Let it sit for about 10 mins before serving.


  1. I love lemon rice :) And those cashew nut is going to make my son really happy :)

  2. wow..look and sounds so unique..would love to try!! =`)

  3. yummy and delicious rice have a nice can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  4. This looks lovely, fresh and really filling. I could just eat a bowl right now.

  5. I love the vibrant color of the rice..... turmeric is fantastic all the spices with the coconut sound truly amazing. :)

  6. Nava i"m big fan of rice too :) i just love all ingredients on this rice dish,i can smell a lemon !!

  7. Nava - this sounds delicious! I like the flavor of lemon both in sweet and savory I know I'd enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Nava! If you are the number one fan of rice....then I am the number two fan! This picture is GORGEOUS and so inviting! A great side to so many main courses!

  9. Appreciate all the wondering and supporting comments everyone. Do try as its really easy, what more in the rice cooker.

  10. I love dishes with lemon in them, this sounds incredible! :)

  11. wow delicious rice,luks so tempting n yum...

  12. I guess being Asian it will be hard not to eat rice even for just a day, I so understand what you mean. That recipe looks so good.

  13. I think I eat rice 4 out of 7 days of the week. This recipe looks great! Fresh from the lemon... creamy and crunchy from the cashews!

  14. Look at that colour! One awesome pot meal :)

  15. Adding cashews to lemon rice makes it even more tasty and delicious and I love it!!

  16. Anything that has fresh lemon in it tempts nice it looks...

  17. Loved this tangy flavored rice!! we usually add roasted peanuts instead of cashew.

  18. Cashews how can you not want to try this delicious recipe


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