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Yellow Rice

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 instead of from artificial coloring like in many prepackaged yellow rice mixes. It’s really easy to make and super versatile.

 

Serve the rice as a side dish with meat and veggies, in bowls, burritos, tacos or wraps. Here are a few ideas!

 

Southwestern Steak Bowl

This Southwestern steak bowl starts with a bed of yellow rice. The rice is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, corn and black beans. Then it’s topped with perfectly seasoned grilled steak. The finishing touch is an easy to make chipotle ranch dressing.

Southwestern Steak Bowl, sliced steak served on yellow rice, with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and lime wedges all arranged on a white plate

 

 

Breaded Pork Steak

Here, yellow rice is served with a Cuban style breaded pork steak and a side of plantain chips. To switch this up, we top the yellow rice with mixed veggies, which is absolutely delicious.

Breaded Pork Steak on a white plate served with plantain chips and lime wedges. A half-filled glass and bottle of beer and yellow rice are in the background.

 

 

Spicy Baked Chicken

This spicy baked chicken is bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drums that are seasoned with blackened seasoning, soy sauce and chopped parsley. Then they’re baked until juicy and flavorful. The chicken is served with a side salad and the yellow rice.

A cooked spicy baked chicken thigh and drum on a white plate with a side salad and yellow rice.

 

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To make this yellow rice you will need just a few ingredients

Yellow Rice Ingredients on a wood cutting board

 

4¼ 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

 

How to make yellow rice

 

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the chicken base, minced dehydrated onion and turmeric. Stir well to dissolve the bouillon and combine the ingredients.

 

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.

Yellow rice served in a large black serving bowl.

 

Cook’s Notes 

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.

 

If you’d like to check out more easy and tasty side dishes, try these green beans and bacon, or this family favorite broccoli and cheese casserole. Enjoy!

 

 

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 3.1%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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