I don’t know about the health benefit of Turmeric very well, but it is fun to cook striking yellow rice using Turmeric. I sometimes cook rice with Saffron when I serve the rice with curry as Saffron makes rice yellow, but it is quite expensive. Turmeric Rice is just good enough. I recommend not to season the rice with salt too heavily when you serve with salty curry.
2 cups (*180ml cup) Rice of your choice
*Note: 180ml measuring cup usually comes with the rice cooker because it is commonly used for measuring rice.
Water, Vegetable Stock OR Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 tablespoon (*15g) Butter OR Oil of your choice
Salt & Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
Parsley *finely chopped
- Wash rice by stirring it thoroughly in water and drain. Place the rice into the rice cooker’s inner pot.
- Add cold Water OR Stock up to the 2-cups-marking. Add Turmeric, Butter (OR Oil) and Bay Leaf. Season lightly with Salt & Pepper, and press ‘COOK’ button to start cooking.
- When rice is cooked, let it steamed for 10 minutes. Remove Bay Leaf, loosen and mix gently. Sprinkle with finely chopped Parsley when you serve.
- *Optional Ingredients: Cook finely chopped 1/2 Onion and 1 clove Garlic with 1 tablespoon Butter OR Olive Oil, and add the mixture to the rice before cooking.