This deliciously healthy yellow rice used turmeric instead of the usual achiote powder. It’s a great substitution. Turmeric brings anti-oxidant qualities along with it’s gorgeous yellow color to the rice. Adding the peas adds extra fiber and together with the rice give this dish complete protein. Try It!
- 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.
- 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.
Chef Naxielly Dominguez
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
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.