Simple Turmeric Rice with Peas

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Oh my goodness, what a hit this rice dish was with all members of my family….even the 3 year old. This is rare. Very rare. A couple days ago, we had a “Persian night” for our Sunday dinner, and I made this up as an easy side so I could focus on cooking the other, more complicated recipes I had never cooked before….like naan bread. The flavor of this rice was spot on with dishes I’ve had at restaurants and transcends any yellow rice or boxed rice products at the grocery store. Hassle-free, ready in 25 minutes, and we were happy.

Simple Turmeric Rice with Peas

  • 1 c basmati rice
  • 1 c Chicken Stock
  • 1 c water
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 c frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped

In a large saucepan, bring the stock and water to a boil. Put the rice in a strainer and rinse with water for 30 seconds. Add to the boiling stock and water along with the butter, turmeric, and salt. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 18-20 minutes until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat.

Add the peas in a layer over the rice, cover, and let them steam to heat 5 minutes. Toss the peas in with the rice and taste for seasoning. Garnish with fresh parsley. Yields 4 servings.



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