The Asian Vegetarian: Yellow Lemon Rice

The Asian Vegetarian: Yellow Lemon Rice

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This series brings you a multitude of easy, unique and delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes for you to use on Meatless Monday, or any day of the week! This vegan yellow lemon rice dish is a typical Saturday lunch dish in Kenya. Simple and quick to make, this recipe makes the most of ingredients you will likely have in your store cupboard making this the perfect, easy dish for entertaining. About Chef Anita Kerai: Anita's foremost passions are cooking, food and presenting culinary magic on TV. She has also published a book, 'Flavours of Kenya', where she shares a variety of different delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, which all take inspiration from Kenya. Coupled with Anita's unique flair and passion, there's some incredible recipes in there! A third generation Kenyan-Indian, Anita arrived in the UK at the young age of 21. After a successful career as an accountant, in 2007, she decided to follow her heart and dedicate her time to food. In this series, Anita shares her Kenyan-Indian fusion recipes, which are of course, vegetarian and vegan friendly!

Yellow Lemon Rice


  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice
  • ¾ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste

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