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South Indian Lemon Rice

South Indian Lemon Rice

For spice-lovers, this is an aromatic rice dish jazzed up with some zesty lemons and green chilli padi. It also packs a kick with the mix of herbs and spices! There’s no better way to brighten up your day with this beautiful rice dish. What’s better, this flavourful dish can be easily made with some leftover rice within 30 minutes! A quick and simple way to throw together a healthy rice dish after a long day. 
Servings 2
Calories 618 kcal



  • 180 grams Uncooked basmati or white rice
  • 1 tbsp Alchemy Fibre™ Powder Blend for Rice 
  • 1 cup Water

Herbs and Spices 

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds or powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds or powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3-4 Curry leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger (minced)
  • ¼ cup Peanuts, roasted
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


For the rice (uncooked)  

  • Wash and drain rice and place into a rice cooker. Add in 1 heaped tablespoon of Alchemy Fibre Powder Blend for Rice to the uncooked rice and water, then stir well. 
  • Set the rice cooker to the ‘white rice’ setting and cook for 20 minutes. 
  • Once cooked, stir well to fluff rice and leave to cool for at least 15 minutes. 

For the herbs and spices 

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. 
  • Add green chilli, mustard seeds, turmeric powder and curry leaves and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add peanuts and ginger and stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice. 
  • Add in cooked or leftover rice, coriander powder and salt to taste and mix the ingredients well. 
  • Mix until the rice and the rest of the ingredients are well-incorporated, and the rice grains are evenly yellow in colour. Serve and enjoy!