Yellow Rice Mix

This homemade yellow rice mix is easy and economical to make.

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.

Yellow Rice Mix

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Micha


For the mix:

  • 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

To make the rice:

  • 3 cups chicken broth , vegetable broth or water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 batch of rice mix


To make the mix:

  1. combine the rice and seasonings in a jar or lidded bowl. Shake well to combine.

To make the rice:

  1. Bring the broth, butter, and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
  2. 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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  1. This looks great! We are huge rice fans in our house. Totally saving this one.

  2. I’d never thought to make my own before! This would be great to make a bunch in smaller single servings and send to work with my mom! Pinning!

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

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