Yellow Rice Recipe
This Indian-inspired Yellow Rice recipe is fluffy and flavorful. It’s vibrant yellow color comes from ground turmeric, an anti-inflammatory spice.
- Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Indian
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 cup long-grain white rice (Jasmine or Basmati)
- 2 cups water or reduced-sodium vegetable broth
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup golden raisins
- ¼ cup chopped cashews
- Place the rice in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse it under cool, running water.
- Pour the rinsed rice into a medium saucepan. Add the water or vegetable broth and turn the heat to high.
- Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, and raisins.
- Cover the pot and let it cook for 15-20 minutes. The rice is done when it has absorbed all of the liquid.
- Use a fork to gently fluff the rice. Sprinkle the cashews on top and serve warm.
- You can use water or vegetable broth to cook the rice. The vegetable broth will give more flavor to the dish than using water.
- Store any leftover rice in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving.
- If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, you can use ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon instead.
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