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Tantalizing Turmeric Spiced Yellow Rice Recipe

In the mood for an Indian inspired signature dish? Look no further. This turmeric spiced rice offers the perfect mix of spices and flavors, and it’s vegan! Turmeric spice has antioxidants that help skin glow and acts as a great addition to any diet.


Serves 4

1 cup of jasmine rice

2 cups of water

3 cloves of garlic [minced]

¼ cup of white onion [chopped]

1 tablespoon of turmeric [spice powder]

1 teaspoon of ginger [spice powder]

1 tablespoon of olive oil

¾ teaspoon of salt [to liking]

¼ cup of pine nuts [toasted, see tips]

½ cup of raisins



¼ Cup of scallions [thinly sliced]



In a colander or chinois, wash one cup of rice and set aside. In a medium pot pour in the olive oil and turn the heat to medium high. Add in the onions, garlic and ginger powder. Sauté the mix until translucent. Place the uncooked rice in the pot and stir. Pour in the two cups of water and the toasted pine nuts, turmeric, raisins and salt. Mix and let it cook without a lid, until the top of the rice has created holes (5-6 minutes), when that happens stir the rice and place a lid on top. Set the stove top on low heat and let it cook for 6-8 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Tips on toasting pine nuts – Place a small dry pan onto the stove top and bring it to a medium heat. Once the pan heats up, add in the pine nuts and sauté for one minute.


Tip – Add thinly sliced scallions on top of the rice to give it a pop of color.


Content and images by: Diana Rodelo

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