Make the Spice Powder: Dry roast all the ingredients listed under spice powder and grind to a powder.
Cook rice and set aside. Make sure that it is not mushy and the grains are separate.
Make Lemon Rice: Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add all the ingredients for tempering and once the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the green chilies, ginger and peanuts. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Add the rice, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
Add the spice powder and lemon juice. Turn off the heat and mix well to combine.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot or at room temperature.