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This South Indian Lemon Rice is not only tasty and healthy, it is also a recipe suitable to make with leftover rice that you don’t know what to do with.

For Indian cuisine and spice-lovers, this is an aromatic rice dish jazzed up with zesty lemons and green chilli padi. It also packs a punch with the mix of herbs and spices used. Cook a refreshing rice to pair with your side dishes for dinner by trying out this recipe to surprise your family with how plain rice can be recreated into something so flavourful. Better still, cook the rice with Alchemy Fibre™ beforehand, to enjoy healthier and nutritious rice with higher fibre content, and slower glucose release.

Check out this easy and quick to prepare rice recipe below.

Ingredients

South Indian Lemon RIce Ingredients
3-4 curry leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1-inch piece ginger, minced
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 cups leftover cooked rice (approx. 400g) with Alchemy Fibre
1 tsp coriander seeds or powder
1/4 cup peanuts, roasted
1 tsp mustard seeds or powder
2-3 green chilli padi
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Rice

1 rice cooker cup (180ml) uncooked basmati or white rice, alternatively you can use 2 cups leftover cooked rice (approx. 400g)
1 heaped tbsp. (approx. 15g) Alchemy Fibre™ 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
2-3 green chilli padi, thinly chopped
1-inch piece ginger, minced
¼ cup peanuts, roasted
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Instructions

For the rice (uncooked) 

1. Wash and drain rice and place into a rice cooker. Add in 1 heaped tablespoon of Alchemy Fibre™ For Rice to the uncooked rice and water, then stir well.

2. Set the rice cooker to the ‘white rice’ setting and cook for 20 minutes.

3. Once cooked, stir well to fluff rice and leave to cool for at least 15 minutes.

For the herbs and spices

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

2. 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.

stir fried peanuts and curry leaves

3. Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice.

squeeze lemon juice to form lemon sauce

4. Add in cooked or leftover rice, coriander powder and salt to taste and mix the ingredients well.

stir fried indian lemon rice

5. 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!

indian lemon rice with alchemy fibre full boil egg and chili padi

Enjoy this rice on its own, or air the rice with your favourite proteins and vegetables to complete a meal. It is made better with the mix of healthy herbs, spices and Alchemy Fibre™ For Rice.

Alchemy Fibre™️ For Rice is a patented, plant-based fibre blend that is specifically made to be used with rice. When added to white rice during the cooking process, Alchemy Fibre™️ For Rice helps to reduce the glycemic index (GI) of white rice, while increasing the fibre content to 10x that of white rice. ​

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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

Ingredients
  

Rice 

  • 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

Instructions
 

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! 

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