Friday, August 31, 2012

Turmeric Butter Rice

Turmeric Butter Rice recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenBright yellow turmeric rice with green peas was a colorful and tasty side dish for the Chicken Tikka Masala. Turmeric is the spice that gives Indian curry it's distinctive color and flavor. Despite the very bright color, the flavor is surprisingly subtle in this dish. My boys requested seconds on this rice and they ate every single bite.

Turmeric Butter Rice
recipe adapted from Pastor Ryan
(printable recipe)

2 cups Basmati or Jasmine rice
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
4 cups water
Optional: 1-2 cups frozen peas, chopped cilantro or parsley from garnish

Combine all ingredients in a large flat bottomed skillet or saucepan. (This can also be made in a rice cooker. Simply turn it on and walk away.) Turn on the heat under the pan to high, cover the pan and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, stir and then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer covered with a lid for 18 minutes, stirring a few times while it is cooking. When the rice is tender, it is done. Remove from the heat. Stir in the frozen peas and allow the heat of the rice to cook them. Serve with a sprinkling of cilantro. Enjoy!

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and delicious...how can you go wrong there?? The perfect compliment to the Tikka Masala too!

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  2. That looks so good. I love curry and turmeric, hubby not so much!

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  3. Oh my! Look at all the butter, yes! You're a woman after my stomach/heart, this looks super-yummy! :)

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  4. Lovely rice, there are so many possibilities with rice. I love to change it up too and really compliment the dish we are making.

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  5. A very flavourful rice. Love the colour turmeric gives to this rice dish.

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  6. It looks yummy! I think me and the little one will enjoy some of this tonight :)

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  7. Yummy! That looks amazing. Will try it! Love turmeric - I buy it in 8oz. bags from Penzey's. :)

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  8. Yummy! That looks amazing. Will try it! Love turmeric - I buy it in 8oz. bags from Penzey's. :)

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  9. Oh this looks so wonderful! Turmeric gives such a pretty color to rice. Love it!!

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  10. I have never cooked with Turmeric before. Looks like a great side dish.

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  11. Love this gorgeous idea! And much cheaper than using saffron for a mild flavored colored rice.

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