Turmeric and Lemon Rice with Coconut

Turmeric and Lemon Rice with Coconut

Some people may find rice just a little bland if they serve it the same way every time. With this delicious rice dish, you get a wonderful, fragrant rice that has a great combination of ‘sweet and spicy’. The turmeric gives it a lovely golden color, as well as the benefits of its health-giving properties. The mustard seeds add a slightly peppery taste, as does the fresh, chopped cilantro.


Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Fresh Body Mind organic ground turmeric
  • 2tsp mustard seeds
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime, plus 1 lime sliced, to garnish
  • ½tsp salt
  • 4tbsp cilantro leaves, freshly chopped


  1. Rinse rice under cold water until water runs clear. Put the rice, water, coconut cream and Fresh Body Mind turmeric in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Stir in salt.
  2. Bring rice to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Cover. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. While rice is cooking, fry off the mustard seeds in a frying pan until they pop. Set aside.
  4. Remove rice from pan into a serving dish.
  5. Squeeze over lime juice and add zest. Tip in the mustard seeds. Add almost all of the chopped cilantro, mix through and sprinkle remainder over the top.
  6. Garnish with wedges of lime.

Nutrients Per Serving:

Calories 237,Carbohydrates 26g, Fiber 0.1g,Sugar 0g, Fat 3.2 (of which saturated 2.1g) Protein 4g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 420mg

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