This dish is super easy to make as well as so tasty and nutritious. It is a great dish to prepare in advance as well as enjoy as a meal or snack.

Makes 4 servings


2 cups basmati rice

8 curry leaves
1/2 cup peanuts (or cashews or pine nuts)
2 tbsp Sunflower oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds or powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Sea salt
1/2 cup fresh Coriander leaves (washed)
Black pepper
1 small red chilli (optional) finely sliced
Juice from 1 lemon


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly until the water runs clear.
  2. Cook the rice with 4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp sea salt, bring to a boil and then turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, in a frying pan add 2 tbsp sunflower oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chilli until you hear the seeds popping (put lid on until seeds have stopped popping)
  4. Add turmeric and mix
  5. Add rice and mix gently
  6. Add salt, black pepper and leave to simmer gently for 10 minutes
  7. Add lemon juice and mix
  8. Toast peanuts in a dry frying pan for about 5 minutes stirring constantly or you can microwave for 2 minutes, mixing half-way through
  9. Once the rice is ready, dish up in a bowl, top with coriander garnish and some peanuts and enjoy.

*Peanuts are a great source of protein and this is a delicious gluten free, vegan and complete dish*

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