Sunday, January 8, 2012

Simple Turmeric Rice

Many years ago, my ex-mother-in-law taught me this trick: Adding some ground tumeric to basic steamed white rice adds an exotic color and flavor element for very little extra cost or effort.

I like to top the finished product with some chopped fresh parsley for even more color and flavor.


2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup long-grain white rice
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high to medium-high heat.

Stir in the salt, turmeric, and rice. Return to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

-- 4 servings

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