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a platter of turmeric rice with limes

Yellow Turmeric Rice

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: ~4 cups
  • Category: Turmeric Rice
  • Method: Instant Pot or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Yellow Turmeric Rice is sensational- that’s the simplest way to put it! This yellow rice dish can be made in the instant pot or on the stovetop in less than 30 minutes- say hello to dinner!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 23 teaspoons turmeric powder or 23 tablespoons fresh minced turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt + pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth (or water will work)
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin or 1/2 teaspoon coriander

Optional for garnish: fresh cilantro and fresh lime wedges!


Instructions

Stovetop:

  1. Sautee the onion & garlic in oil for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper, and cumin & stir to combine.
  3. Add the rice & broth, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce hit and gently simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 minutes. 
  6. Fluff, and enjoy!

Instant Pot:

  1. Using saute mode, saute onion and garlic in oil for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper, and cumin & stir to combine.
  3. Add the rice & broth. Cover and turn valve to ‘sealing’.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  5. Set the timer for 5 minutes & ‘natural release’ for this time. Don’t go over 5 minutes or rice may become too soft.
  6. After 5 minutes, manual release any additional steam, fluff and serve!

Notes

** This will last 5-7 days in the fridge and makes excellent leftovers!

** You can use jasmine rice- or any other rice, simply adjust the liquid and follow cooking times for the type of rice you are using.

Keywords: Yellow Turmeric Rice, Indian Rice