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Yellow rice served in a large black serving bowl.

Yellow Rice

Making yellow rice at home is really as simple as making white rice. This yellow rice gets its beautiful color from good-for-you turmeric.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword white rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 231kcal


  • cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Chicken Base like Better than Bouillon chicken base (or use your favorite brand)
  • ½ teaspoon Minced Dehydrated Onion
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 cups White Rice
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish if desired


  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the chicken base, minced dehydrated onion and turmeric. Stir well until the bouillon is dissolved and the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the rice to the saucepan, lower the heat to medium and stir well.
  • Continue simmering the rice, uncovered, until most of the water has cooked out. The rice should be visible on the surface, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Give the rice another quick stir, lower the heat to low and cover.
  • Cook the yellow rice for about 25 minutes, or until done.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.


It’s easy to make this dish vegetarian. Replace the chicken base with a vegetable base, Better than Bouillon makes a vegetable base too, as do other brands.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg