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Aromatic yellow rice

Flavoured rice is something that anyone would love and when it’s Lime turmeric curry rice, it is just beautifully fragrant and vibrant. This super fast and easy recipe is a side dish perfect for brightening up your weeknight dinner.

Lime Turmeric Curry Rice

Serves: 2

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10-15 minutes


Juice of 3-4 limes

Zest of 1 lime

2 cups cooked Basmati rice

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

8 to 10 curry leaves, whole or chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons olive oil

⅓ cup red kidney beans, drained & rinsed

⅓ cup cannellini beans, drained & rinsed

⅓ cup corn kernels

⅓ cup peas

¼ cup toasted nuts (almonds, cashew nuts or walnuts)

Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

2 fresh or grilled limes


Grilled and fresh limes

Fresh coriander leaves or herbs of choice


Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, add cumin seeds, curry leaves sauté until fragrant, add beans, corn, peas and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender

Add a pinch of salt and pepper, stir to combine, and transfer into a bowl

In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil on low medium heat, add turmeric powder, sauté for a few seconds then add cooked rice, stirring to coat. Once the rice is coated yellow add additional ground pepper, lime juice & zest

Switch off the heat, toss in toasted nuts and garnish it with coriander leaves, fresh and grilled limes.

Serve it hot with yoghurt raita

Optional Extras — Boiled potatoes, roasted cauliflower and carrots.

— Courtesy 5+ADay