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Yellow Rice

No recipe image available.Known for its warm, bitter taste and golden color, turmeric, a shrub related to ginger, is grown throughout India, as well as other parts of Asia, and Africa. It is used in foods to add both flavor and color.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups basmati, jasmine or other long grain white rice
5 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan; add rice and sauté over medium-high heat until rice is translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in turmeric, salt and pepper; add water and bring to a boil; cover; reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. (Do not lift lid or stir rice during the first 18 minutes.)
  3. Remove saucepan from heat, fluff rice with a fork and serve.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.