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Yellow Rice Recipe

This aromatic yellow rice makes a great side and has a big punch of flavor. Spiced with turmeric and cilantro for one delicious bite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
Servings: 5
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Natalie


  • 1/4 c unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 c long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp red or green bell peppers (or both) minced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 c low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 stems cilantro


  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, add the butter. Once melted, add the rice and cook for 1 minute.  Add the bell pepper and garlic, cook for 2 additional minutes
  • Add salt, turmeric, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes,chicken broth and cilantro stems. Turn heat up and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low
  • Add lid and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and let sit, with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove cilantro stems,then fluff with a fork


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg