This is an easy yellow rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add rice, onion, olive oil, turmeric, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is cooked, about 20 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 586.9mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2016
This is my recipe, I wanted to substitute the vigo brand yellow rice leaving out all the preservatives. I often substitute fresh onions and garlic maybe throw in some peppers into this dish, honestly it is what I have on hand. I do however recommend to adding salt/pepper to your taste, especially the pepper. A nice twist is to add fresh cilantro, parsley or chives after cooking. It is hard to put recipes out there to be reviewed, I mostly put this up so I could remember how much spice to use when I make it. Remember cooking is not a science, you have to taste/smell what you are making instead of blindly following a recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2017
The texture and color of the rice was great. The flavor however needs some work. I would suggest using chicken broth instead of water and dialing back the turmeric to 1/2 tsp. and the pepper to 1/4 tsp. Read More
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129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2016
This is my recipe, I wanted to substitute the vigo brand yellow rice leaving out all the preservatives. I often substitute fresh onions and garlic maybe throw in some peppers into this dish, honestly it is what I have on hand. I do however recommend to adding salt/pepper to your taste, especially the pepper. A nice twist is to add fresh cilantro, parsley or chives after cooking. It is hard to put recipes out there to be reviewed, I mostly put this up so I could remember how much spice to use when I make it. Remember cooking is not a science, you have to taste/smell what you are making instead of blindly following a recipe. Read More
(100)
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2014
A great starter foundation to build upon but a little nondescript as is. It needed a little pizzazz. I sautéed chopped red and green bell pepper with some red onion (instead of dried onion) and minced garlic (instead of garlic powder). Now we're talking! As this recipe's first reviewer I'm pleased to be the first to say this is a lovely rice dish, full of great flavor and beautiful color, and it would look great alongside anything you'd care to serve with it. Hubs couldn't stop raving (which he didn't do about the fish and green beans that were also on his plate...) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
I started with this recipe as the base. From my experience I could tell ti needed more spice to get that real yellow rice taste. I added a packet of Goya Sazon and also 1 tsp of Adobo seasoning. I subbed out the dried onions for 6 green onions and a teaspoon of onion powder and added a 1/2 teaspoon of paprika. It was restaurant quality and have saved this as the base for all my yellow rice dishes !! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
This was a hit! I added everything to my rice cooker! Fresh chopped onions included and it turned out beautifully! Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2014
This is such a great basic yellow rice recipe! I love it just as it is. However I did add the red onion and sweet bell peppers this time as naples34102 suggested and then I added 1 tsp of oregano...this all added a delicious kick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
Great way to make the packaged "yellow rice" at home without all the fake ingredients! We like this with tacos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
I made this but used low sodium vegetable stock instead of water and left out the salt. It was amazingly yellow and pretty darn tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2017
The texture and color of the rice was great. The flavor however needs some work. I would suggest using chicken broth instead of water and dialing back the turmeric to 1/2 tsp. and the pepper to 1/4 tsp. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2015
I sauteed some onion and red pepper which I added to the rice & water. Used garlic powder salt pepper... It came a beautiful color and it was certainly easy. Read More
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