Fragrant Yellow Rice
Easy way to dress up plain ol’ rice and add extra antioxidant boost. Serve with curry, or simply add any cooked protein to make a one-pot meal.
1 cup basmati or jasmine brown rice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger (about 1-inch piece)
1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh turmeric root (about 1-inch piece)
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 2-inch piece cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Optional garnish: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and/or toasted pine nuts
Caution: Turmeric stains skin, surfaces, and clothing. Use gloves and cover surfaces with plastic wrap. Check out our stain removal tips.
In bowl, rinse rice and drain.
In saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat, then sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add rice, water, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, and salt. Stir and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, then reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
Fluff rice with fork.
Remove bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves before serving. Garnish with cilantro and/or toasted pine nuts. Serve as side to curry, grilled meat, or as meatless entrée.
Source: Frieda’s Inc.