Lemon Rice

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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp Patak's Biryani Paste
  • 225g basmati rice
  • 600ml water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Wash the rice in several changes of water and leave to soak in cold water for half an hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the mustard seeds until they pop.
  3. Add the Patak's Biryani Paste and the drained rice. Stir together for 1 minute then add the water, lemon juice and lemon rind.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  5. Stir through the fresh cilantro before serving.