Garlic Turmeric Rice
GArlic Turmeric Rice

If you're looking for a tasty, healthy rice dish, this one is well worth trying.  Garlic Olive Oil, garlic, and turmeric all provide health benefits.  Plus, this dish is subtly flavored so it's great for the whole family.  I highly recommend choosing a good quality jasmine rice.  But you can switch out the rice with any you like.

2 tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil

1 medium onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 cups Delta Blues jasmine rice or other rice*

3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons chopped parsley, divided

Heat the olive oil in a good-sized pot over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes until fragrant.  Mix in the turmeric.  Stir in the rice until the grains are evenly coated.

Add the broth, 2 tablespoons parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine.  Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cook for 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let sit 5 minutes, covered.  Fluff with a fork and top with the remaining parsley.  Serve.

Note:  I love rice, but sometimes I'm not too careful.  Here are my tips for rescuing your rice.  If the liquid hasn't fully absorbed into the rice, cook it another 3 minutes or so with the lid off, stirring now and then until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Cover and let sit 5 minutes and it should be fine.

If, on the other hand, your rice has stuck to the bottom of the pot, add 3 tablespoons broth or water and put on the heat for 1 minute, covered.  Then remove from the heat and let sit 5 more minutes with the cover on.  This second steaming often loosens the rice without breaking up the grains.


* If you're using brown rice, use the cooking time on the package, minus 5 minutes.  Then, let your rice sit with the lid on for 5 minutes.