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Spiced Lemon Rice Recipe

Posted on: February 18, 2009

Spiced Lemon Rice


  • Basmati rice 200 g
  • Light olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Fresh curry leaves 12-14
  • Red chilli(dried) 1
  • Cinnamon stick(1″) 2.5 cm
  • Cloves 2-3
  • Cardamom pods 4-6
  • Cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • Turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • Juice of lemon 1 large
  • Water(boiling) 450 ml
  • Sea salt
  • Coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Place the rice in a sieve and wash it thoroughly under cold runing water.
  2. Drain well and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a nonstick saucepan, when it is hot add the curry leaves, chilli, cassia or cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, cumin seeds and turmeric.
  4. Stir-fry for 20-30 seconds and add the rice.
  5. Stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the lemon juice and the measured water.
  6. Bring to the boil, cover the pan tightly and reduce the heat to low.
  7. Cook for 10-12 minutes, remove from the heat and allow to stand understand for 10 minutes.
  8. Fluff up the rice with a fork, season and garnish with chopped coriander before serving.

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