Coconut turmeric rice is a simple yellow rice dish with the delicious flavors of coconut milk and turmeric! Not only is this rice dish simple to prepare, but it also has incredible health benefits. Learn how to make it in just 20 minutes
2tablespoonParsley or cilantro chopped for garnish
2tablespoonAlmond flakesoptional for garnish
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Rinse - Measure the rice in a large bowl. Fill with water at least 2 inches more than the rice. Swirl the water around and gently rub the rice with your hand. The water will become very cloudy. Drain the water and repeat the process at least 3 times more or until the water is clear. Drain well. Pro tip - Rinsing the rice will wash away the starch and reduce stickiness. However, if you purchase pre-washed rice you can skip the rising process.
Soak - Place the rice in a large bowl and fill it with clean water, at least about 2 inches more than the rice. Leave to soak for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the rice and set aside until ready to serve.
Saute - In a large skillet over medium heat add the oil and butter. Saute the garlic and onions until the onions are translucent. Pro tip - do not let the onions caramelize, we want them to blend in the rice, not stand out.
Turmeric - Next, add the turmeric and saute for just 30 seconds. Add the drained rice and saute for another minute or two.Pro tip - saute the rice helps toast it lightly and coats each grain with the oil and butter making it very flavorful.
Liquid - Add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute more followed by the broth or stock. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook - Bring the rice to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover the pan and let cook on low for 15 minutes.
Rest - Once the 15 minutes are up, turn the heat off and leave the rice to rest for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Pro tip - Letting the rice rest will help excess moisture evaporate and make the rice fluffier.
Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and toasted almond flakes
Same as above - Saute the onions and garlic in oil butter as above but in the inner bowl of the instant pot on saute mode. Add the turmeric, followed by the rice, coconut milk, and broth. Season with salt and pepper.
Close the IP and seal the vent. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. When the beeper goes off, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, release any remaining pressure manually. Open the IP and fluff the rice with a fork.
Same as above - Saute the onions and garlic in oil butter as above but in the pressure cooker on medium heat. Add the turmeric, followed by the rice, coconut milk, and broth. Season with salt and pepper.
Close the lid with the whistle. Cook on medium-high heat for two whistles. After the first two whistles, turn the heat off and let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Then, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork.
Make sure to wash the rice thoroughly. Rinsing the rice will wash away the extra starch and reduce stickiness. However, if you purchase pre-washed rice you can skip the rising process.
Soaking will give you a wonderfully light and fluffy cooked rice. So don't skip the soaking time.
When making steamed rice you can use a medium saucepan but when making rice like this I like to saute it in a skillet or saute pan. The result is a nice light and fluffy rice.
Turmeric has a strong flavor so garlic, onions, and coconut milk are great ways to dilute that pungent flavor.
Toast the rice in the turmeric this helps flavor and toasts each grain of rice. This ensures a nice rich color to the turmeric rice.
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