South Florida Yellow Rice

  • Yield 4 servings

Aromatic basmati or jasmine rice takes on a brilliant hue with the addition of turmeric.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
1 1/2 cups boiling water or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Heat oil in a 2 1/2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute with garlic and turmeric 1 minute. Add rice and stir well to coat with oil. Add hot water or broth, cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.