Basic Yellow Rice


Simple and delicious basic yellow rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 1/2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 large shallots, chopped (Optional)

  • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice, rinsed and drained

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Heat butter in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in rice, garlic, salt, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and bay leaves. Continue to cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until broth is absorbed and rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaves. Transfer to a bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
4g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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