This is my husband's favorite rice. It took me awhile to finally come up with this version. One can add chicken, tuna, ham, etc., to make it a one dish meal. It is also great for rice patties. The vinegar is traditional in rice in Spain; it keeps the rice fluffy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, vegetable oil, garlic, vinegar, turmeric, and salt together in a 2-quart saucepan. Place a cover on the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.

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  • Slowly stir rice into the boiling mixture. Replace cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer rice mixture until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  • Transfer rice to a large bowl. Gently fold peas and carrots into rice.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 617 mg sodium. 44.7 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
I am the author of this recipe. The only thing I ever measure is the water and rice so I had to more or less guess on the quantities to get this recipe on paper. I was using white vinegar and then switched to apple cider vinegar because it was on the counter. They are both good. I suggest you bring the peas and carrots to room temperature. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2013
The combination of turmeric and apple cider vinegar made this very sour and bitter. I added shredded monterey jack which helped a little but I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
I am the author of this recipe. The only thing I ever measure is the water and rice so I had to more or less guess on the quantities to get this recipe on paper. I was using white vinegar and then switched to apple cider vinegar because it was on the counter. They are both good. I suggest you bring the peas and carrots to room temperature. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
I am the author of this recipe. The only thing I ever measure is the water and rice so I had to more or less guess on the quantities to get this recipe on paper. I was using white vinegar and then switched to apple cider vinegar because it was on the counter. They are both good. I suggest you bring the peas and carrots to room temperature. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2013
This rice was fluffy as promised. Here is what I discovered after I made this. Turmeric although good for you is very bitter. Too bitter for us in fact. I looked up how to counteract that and ended up adding an equal amount of chili powder to the rice. I'm giving it 4 stars because it is a nice rice and not the submitter's fault that we ended up not being turmeric lovers. I do think with my change I would give it 5 stars. I only had frozen peas so that's what we used. I will make this one again. Thanks for sharing Mariposa Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2013
This is our new favorite way to prepare rice! It's so easy and flavorful! I prepared this recipe with a few changes: 1. I used brown rice instead of white so I cooked it for 45 minutes; 2. I used champagne vinegar (because that's all I had on hand) instead of apple cider vinegar; 3. I didn't add the peas/carrots. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
Turmeric is a new spice to me that I was interested in using for our everyday cooking - this rice has been a hit with my family and the color is amazing. I took the advise of other reviews and only used 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of turmeric and it was perfect for our tastes - enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2013
The combination of turmeric and apple cider vinegar made this very sour and bitter. I added shredded monterey jack which helped a little but I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2015
This recipe was fairly simple. My family loved it! However after reading the other reviews I added half of the turmeric and half the amount of Apple cider vinegar. I also added some already prepared chicken breast pieces along with onions and green peppers. It was awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2014
Used vegetable broth instead of water Otherwise made it as is and enjoyed it Read More