Cindy's Yellow Rice Recipe -
Cindy's Yellow Rice Recipe
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Cindy's Yellow Rice

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"This is an easy yellow rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add rice, onion, olive oil, turmeric, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is cooked, about 20 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.
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Dec 05, 2014

A great starter foundation to build upon but a little nondescript as is. It needed a little pizzazz. I sautéed chopped red and green bell pepper with some red onion (instead of dried onion) and minced garlic (instead of garlic powder). Now we're talking! As this recipe's first reviewer I'm pleased to be the first to say this is a lovely rice dish, full of great flavor and beautiful color, and it would look great alongside anything you'd care to serve with it. Hubs couldn't stop raving (which he didn't do about the fish and green beans that were also on his plate...)

Jan 13, 2015

This was a hit! I added everything to my rice cooker! Fresh chopped onions included and it turned out beautifully! Will make this again!


9 Ratings

Dec 20, 2014

This is such a great basic yellow rice recipe! I love it just as it is. However,I did add the red onion and sweet bell peppers this time as naples34102 suggested and then I added 1 tsp of oregano...this all added a delicious kick!

Jan 08, 2015

I sauteed some onion and red pepper which I added to the rice & water. Used garlic powder, salt, pepper... It came a beautiful color and it was certainly easy.

Apr 15, 2015

Wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. I wanted to eat more Turmeric for its possible health benefits. The glowing rice goes very well with the heat & eat curries I like to buy. It also works with fresh onions and in rice cooker as someone suggested. I may be inspired to make my own curry to go with it!

Mar 03, 2015

Family loved this!

Feb 04, 2015

I made this but used low sodium vegetable stock instead of water and left out the salt. It was amazingly yellow and pretty darn tasty!

Jan 19, 2015

A little bland, but it made an excellent base for the curry I'd made. I put all the ingredients in my rice cooker rather than doing it on the stovetop. Very easy! I would definitely make this again; if I were serving it as a side on it's own I'd want to jazz it up a little with some stronger spices & garlic.


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 587 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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