How to cook turmeric rice a.k.a yellow rice - NAIJATWIST

How to cook turmeric rice a.k.a yellow rice

Turmeric Rice is a standout amongst the most fundamental yet flavorful rice formulas to get ready in your kitchen. There's no tomato stew to make in this formula so what can prevent you from setting up this rice dish?


  • Long grain parboiled rice
  • On the off chance that you are in the USA/UK, utilize 2 glasses.
  • On the off chance that you are in Nigeria, utilize ½ De Rica glass.
  • On the off chance that you have a measuring scale, utilize 350g or 0.8lbs.
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Nigerian curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dark pepper powder
  • 1 little red onion
  • 2-3 containers chicken stock
  • A little amount of red pepper
  • A modest bunch green peas
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Notes on the fixings
  • This taking after picture demonstrates the amounts of a portion of the fixings utilized.
turmeric rice or yellow rice fixings 
  • Utilize enough turmeric powder to shading the rice. It would be ideal if you take note of that the rice may not look so yellow when you add the parboiled rice to the turmeric blend in the pot however when the rice is done, it will turn out to be extremely yellow.
  • Turmeric is known as yellow ginger in Nigeria. It is known as ajo or ata ile pupa in Yoruba and kurkum in Hausa. You can purchase turmeric powder in huge markets eg Shoprite in Nigeria.

  • I utilized chicken stock for this formula since I served the rice with Onion Baked Chicken. I utilized delicate chicken which I heated from crude so no bubbling of the chicken done to get some chicken stock. This implies for taste, I included chicken stock which I generally have in my cooler. I get this chicken stock when I get ready side dishes like Peppered Chicken.
  • In the event that you need to set up this with Fried Chicken or Grilled Chicken, cook the chicken with thyme, onions, stock 3D squares and whatever else you use to season your chicken. At that point include the water from cooking that (chicken stock) to the rice amid Step 1 in the cooking headings.
  • In the event that you are in Nigeria, red chime peppers are accessible in enormous remote general stores. Utilize tatashe as other option to the red pepper. The amount of red pepper you need is so little, see the video beneath.
Before you cook Turmeric Rice or Yellow Rice 
  • Flush and cut the red onions into little pieces.
  • Flush, expel the seeds and cut the red pepper into little pieces.
  • Set up the chicken you will serve it with. You can present with Peppered Chicken or Onion Baked Chicken.
  • Parboil the long grain parboiled rice. For the amount of rice expressed above, add to bubbling water, mix, cover the pot and once it bubbles once more, leave to bubble for 10 minutes or till you can without much of a stretch cut the grain of rice with your finger nails.
Cooking Directions 
  • Empty the chicken stock into a sizeable pot.
  • Include the turmeric powder, Nigerian curry powder and dark pepper.
  • Cover and cook till it bubbles.
  • Include the parboiled rice, mix and ensure that the fluid in the pot is at an indistinguishable level from the rice. If not, best it up.
  • Taste for salt and include a few if vital. Blend, cover again and begin cooking on medium warmth.
  • In the event that you parboiled the rice accurately as portrayed over, the rice ought to be finished when the water becomes scarce. Taste to affirm. If not, you should include more water and diminish the warmth to avoid consuming. Keep cooking.
  • When you can no longer observe the water in the rice, include the diced red pepper, onions and green peas. Mix just the highest point of the rice, cover and keep cooking.
  • The rice is done when all the water goes away.
  • Mix with a spatula till the vegetables and the rice are all around joined.
  • That is it!
  • For meat, present with Peppered Chicken or Onion Baked Chicken. For side dishes, present with Fried Plantain, Nigerian Moi, Nigerian Salad or Coleslaw.