My new favorite thing to do when I make rice is to turn it yellow with Tumeric. The kids think it is awesome, and fun to eat, and I love it because it’s a simple way to add more antioxidants to our diet.
I also love to sneak in vegetables any way I can. Throwing in frozen peas when the rice cooker finishes up is a simple way to add one more veggie to our meal.
Whether you are cooking your rice on the stove top, rice cooker or using minute rice, give this method a shot! Your body will thank you!
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup butter or vegetable oil
- 4 cups water
- 1½ cups frozen peas
- If cooking in a rice cooker....Add rice, turmeric, salt, butter or oil, and water. Set for cook. When rice is finished cooking, open lid and pour in frozen peas. Gently stir peas into rice. Shut lid and let sit for 8-10 minutes until peas are cooked.Serve
- If cooking on the stove....Add rice, turmeric, salt, butter or oil and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low (make sure rice is still at a low simmer) cover and set timer for 20 minutes. when rice is finished cooking remove from heat, add frozen peas stir them into the rice and return lid to pot for 8-10 minutes. Serve
- If using minute rice reduce water to 2 cups and half all other ingredients except rice....boil water, butter or oil, salt and turmeric. Add rice, remove from heat and cover.Let sit for 5 minutes. Add ¾ cup frozen peas, stir until combined, cover and let sit for 5-8 minutes