The blessing of a well-stocked pantry is that so many more dishes are available to you at the spur of the moment! There are a few ingredients, including Turmeric Tea Drops, in this classic Indian Turmeric Golden Rice that you may not have in your cupboard, but I suggest that they would be excellent additions if you don’t already have them.
This rice was one of those OMG food epiphanies for me. As in, “this is SO easy and SO good, why haven’t I been making it my whole life?” Seriously! I whipped this up quickly after a long day at work and thought I had to share with you too!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Rice soaking time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 4-6
2 cups long-grain rice, preferably Basmati
4 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 cardamom pods
One 2-inch piece of cinnamon
3 Tbsp vegetable oil (or ghee if you have it)
1/2 teaspoon dark mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1 medium onion, chopped
3 chopped garlic cloves
1. Rinse and soak rice: Place rice in a sieve and run cool water through it to rinse it until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in cool water for 30 minutes. Drain.
2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat with the cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and the chili flakes.