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Turmeric Rice - Recipe

Give everyday rice a color and flavor boost with intensely yellow, earthy turmeric (sometimes called "poor man's saffon"). Recipe may be halved, doubled or tripled. Vary the vegetables according to preferences and availability
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Turmeric Rice Recipe
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet or saucepan with a lid. Add onion, pepper and tomato, if using. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir to mix well; cook for another minute or two. Add liquid, salt and turmeric. Cover, adjust heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender (about 40 minutes for brown, 20 minutes for white). If the rice isn't tender when the liquid has been absorbed, add a little more liquid and continue simmering for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, if using, and serve warm.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 small onion, chopped (use more if you wish)
-1/2 bell pepper, chopped (use more if you wish)
-1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
-1 cup uncooked rice, preferably brown
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon turmeric
-2 cups broth or water
-1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)