healthy yellow rice with peas
Healthy yellow rice with peas uses turmeric instead of the usual achiote powder, bringing turmeric's anti-oxidant qualities to this classic dish.
Servings: 4
Prep time: 15
Total time: 50 minutes

This deliciously healthy yellow rice brings the anti-oxidant punch of turmeric, which also gives the dish it’s gorgeous yellow color. Adding the peas adds extra fiber and together with the rice give this dish complete protein.


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes until soft. Add garlic and turmeric and cook for 30 seconds mixing constantly. Add rice and stir to coat with turmeric mixture. Add stock, salt, bay leaf and peas. Bring to a boil, and let water evaporate until it reaches rice level. Cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce heat to low.
  2. Cook for 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and add scallions. Stir to combine and serve immediately.


1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

½ cup small diced onions

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 cup long grain white rice (See Ann’s Tips)

1 ¾ cups chicken stock or water, warmed

½ teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

½ cup frozen green peas

¼ cup sliced scallions

Nutritional Information


79 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


8 g


3 g


2 g


3 g


245 mg

*per serving

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Ann's Tips and Tricks

This dish is delicious made with brown Basmati Rice. The only difference is that you have to do is cook the rice for 35 minutes instead of 15 in step 2.




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