Lime rice

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Plain boiled or steamed rice is usually fine with a curry, but sometimes it is worth making the effort to create something a little more special.

Lime rice
Servings:3-4 as part of a main meal
Calories per serving:163
Ready in:50 minutes (includes 10 minutes resting time)
Prep. time:20 minutes (includes 10 minutes resting time)
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th October 2015

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Not bad - could be nicer.

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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a high heat and add the mustard seeds.
  2. Cover with a lid and wait for the seeds to start popping.
  3. Reduce the heat then add the garlic, chilli flakes and green chilli and cook until the garlic is just golden.
  4. Stir in the rice and cook for a minute or so until the grains are coated in oil and begin to turn transluscent.
  5. Stir in the turmeric.
  6. Add the boiling water or stock and cover.
  7. Reduce the heat and cook for about 15 minutes, until the rice has absorbed the liquid.
  8. Do not lift the lid during this time.
  9. Stir in the curry leaves, lime juice and lime zest.
  10. Cover with a tea towel and leave in the pan for 10 minutes.
  11. Gently fluff the grains of rice with a fork, and serve.

Serving suggestions

Fine with curries or on it's own as a snack

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