Rinse the rice under running water several times. Place it in a saucepan, cover with the hot water and add the lemon juice, cinnamon stick and sugar. Bring to boiling point, cover and cook gently for around 15 minutes.
Heat a lightly oiled nonstick saucepan. Add the grated coconut and cook until golden, turning constantly with a wooden spatula.
Add the fried coconut to the rice just before serving.