Rice is a staple side dish around here because you can use it with so many main dishes or in casseroles. Plain white rice can get to be boring so I like to change it up by using yellow rice. Unfortunately the prepackaged yellow rice contains some not so good for you stuff in it.
You can easily make your own though with regular white rice and a few seasonings. You can whip up a double or triple batch and store it in a clean jar or lidded container until you need it. Just follow the directions and you’ll have a tasty, economical, and easy side dish for your family.
This would be great served along side green chile and cheese enchiladas or used in place of the white rice and taco seasoning in my bean, rice, and cheese burritos. You could also use it in place of white rice in casseroles.
This won’t look as yellow as the prepackaged yellow rice before it is cooked but once it’s added to water or broth the turmeric will dissolve and color the liquid.
10 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups white rice
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced parsley
- 3 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth or water
- 2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1 batch of rice mix
- combine the rice and seasonings in a jar or lidded bowl. Shake well to combine.
- Bring the broth, butter, and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
- Add the rice mix and stir to combine. Add lid, reduce heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff rice with fork before serving.
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What’s your favorite way to serve rice?