Easy Yellow Rice

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


A fail proof, no brainer, easy side dish that takes no effort to make yet adds tons of flavor to boring rice and the added benefit of turmeric to your diet !



  • 2 cups uncooked basmati or jasmine rice (I used THIS)
  • 2 Tablespoons organic salted butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth (I used THIS)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (I used THIS)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 whole bay leaf


  1. Heat the butter over medium heat in a medium sized saucepan. Add the turmeric, garlic, cumin and cinnamon.
  2. Add the rice to the pot and cook (stirring occasionally) for about 2 minutes to slightly toast or brown the rice.
  3. Very carefully add the chicken broth and the bay leaf to the pot. Stir. Place a lid on it, increase the heat to high and bring it to a boil. As SOON as it reaches a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and let the rice simmer for 20 minutes. Do NOT lift the lid.
  4. After it simmers, turn the heat off and let the rice set for 10 min (again do NOT lift the lid).
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve!


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All nutrition information is approximate:

Calories 72.6; Fat 2.6 gr; Cholesterol 5.2 mg; Sodium 126 mg; Carb 11.5 gr; Fiber .7 gr; Sugar .3 gr; Protein 1.6 gr