This is the best way to use a left over rice and a quick 10 min. preparation when u r in a hurry to go somewhere or a gr8 food for kids to take for lunch to school.In some parts of South India they even have this as a breakfast item.
Cooked rice-2 cups
mustard seeds-1 tsp
red chillies-3 nos
urad dal-1 tsp
chana dal-1 tsp
cashew nuts-according to ur like(can use peanuts instead)
asafoetida(hing)- a pinch
turmeric pdr-1 tsp
freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
In a pan pour oil.When it gets hot add mustard seeds.After it starts to splutter add cumin seed/jeera,urad dal,chana dal.Stir it until it turns brown,be careful not to burn the dals.Add in turmeric pdr,red chillies,curry leaves and cashew nuts.When the cashews starts to get brown add in the lime juice and stir in the rice soon after.Add in the salt.Stir the rice till everything is well blended.Add some extra lime juice if u like it really tangy.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve it with lime pickle.