3 Ways to Prepare Yellow Rice

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3 Ways to Prepare Yellow Rice
3 Ways to Prepare Yellow Rice
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Yellow rice, which gets this color with the addition of turmeric or saffron, is very popular in many countries. Spanish yellow rice is an important dish for many Hispanic cooks. In Indonesia, people make yellow rice to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions, and it is traditionally shaped with a cone before serving. Indian yellow rice is seasoned with fragrant spices. Read on for recipes for the three variations.

Ingredients

Spanish yellow rice

  • 2 teaspoons of chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons of butter or oil
  • 1 ½ cup long grain rice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 ¼ cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Frozen peas and chopped cilantro to garnish

Indonesian yellow rice

  • 1 ½ cup basmati or jasmine rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lemon-kaffir leaf
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Indian yellow rice

  • 1 ½ cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 6 cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup of raisins

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Spanish Yellow Rice

Step 1. Saute the onion

Melt the butter or margarine in a large, deep pot; then add the finely chopped onion and garlic. Saute them for about five minutes over medium heat. Keep cooking until they start to brown.

Step 2. Add long grain rice, turmeric powder, salt and mix well

Step 3. Add the stock and bring the contents of the pan to a boil

Step 4. Cook the rice

Decrease heat until low enough for contents to cook without simmering; then cover the pan. Let the contents cook like this for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.

  • Check the rice to see if it's ready. If you're still seeing the liquid, it needs more time.
  • Be careful not to burn the rice. Keep the fire low so that doesn't happen.

Step 5. Finish the rice

Mix in frozen peas and garnish with cilantro. Serve with meat and vegetable dishes.

Method 2 of 3: Indian Yellow Rice

Step 1. Mix turmeric with water

This helps to spread it over the rice before cooking. You can skip this step if you want to cook the dish faster.

Step 2. Place all ingredients in a large pot

Add rice, coconut milk, spices, lemongrass and leaves to the pan. Use a large spoon to mix the ingredients well. Cover the pan.

Step 3. Cook the rice

Place the pot on the stove over medium to high heat. Bring contents to a boil and then reduce heat. Continue cooking until rice absorbs water.

  • Check the rice while it cooks to make sure it doesn't burn. If it looks like it's drying out, add some water.
  • You can also moisturize rice by adding more coconut milk.

Step 4. Finish the rice

Remove from heat and remove lemongrass and leaves from pan. Fluff the rice and, using a spoon, place it on a platter or mold it into the classic cone shape. Serve immediately.

Method 3 of 3: Indian Yellow Rice

Step 1. Place all ingredients in a large pot

Put rice, water and spices together in the pan. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients well. Cover the pan.

Step 2. Cook the rice

Place the pan over medium to high heat. Bring contents to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Keep cooking the rice until it absorbs the water.

  • Check the rice to make sure it doesn't dry out too much. Add more water if it looks like it's starting to dry out.
  • For added flavor, you can add some vegetable or chicken stock instead of water.

Step 3. Finish the rice

Take it off the heat and use a fork to fluff it. Transfer it to a platter and serve it with lamb, beef, chicken or a vegetarian dish.

Step 4. Ready

Tips

  • Brown rice takes longer to cook.
  • Yellow rice is very good when served with meat such as Rendang or Ayam Goreng or scrambled eggs.
  • You can find cone mold for Indonesian rice in some Asian food stores.

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