Turmeric Rice with Peas

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Discover the vibrant flavors of Turmeric Rice with Peas, a delightful dish that combines the benefits of turmeric with the simplicity and versatility of rice. With its beautiful color and mild flavor, turmeric adds a unique twist to this classic staple, elevating it to a whole new level.

Rice, a staple food in many cuisines, serves as the perfect canvas for a variety of flavors and ingredients. In this recipe, the subtle yet distinct taste of turmeric shines through, complemented by a combination of vegetable broth and a medley of spices. The result is a fragrant and flavorful rice dish that is both delicious and nourishing.

Turmeric, known for its vibrant yellow color, is not only a culinary delight but also boasts numerous health benefits. It contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that may help support overall well-being. By incorporating turmeric into your diet, you can add both flavor and potential health benefits to your meals.

Whether you choose to enjoy Turmeric Rice with Peas as a main course or as a delightful side dish, its simplicity and ease of preparation make it a versatile option for any occasion. The combination of turmeric-infused rice and tender, sweet peas creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will please your palate.

Additionally, this dish can be customized to suit your preferences. You can experiment with different spices and herbs, such as cumin, coriander, or cinnamon, to add your own personal touch and create a flavor profile that suits your taste buds.

Turmeric Rice with Peas is not only a delicious and satisfying meal, but it also offers nutritional benefits. Rice is a good source of carbohydrates, while peas provide a boost of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.

So, whether you’re seeking a comforting main course or a flavorful side dish, Turmeric Rice with Peas is a delightful choice that will bring color and flavor to your table. Embrace the versatility of rice and the benefits of turmeric in this easy-to-make and enjoyable-to-eat dish.

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Turmeric Rice with Peas

Difficulty: Easy Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 50 mins Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 3


Rice is one of the many versatile foods. There are millions of ways to prepare rice. I created this recipe based on some of the different types of rice I have tasted in my life. Turmeric does not have a strong taste but it has a wonderful color and it is beneficial. Combining Turmeric, vegetable broth, and some mixed spices you get a delicious meal that is easy to make and a joy to eat. You can make this as a main or side dish.



  1. I shred the onion and a clove of garlic in the food processor and with a bit of olive oil until it is soft.
  2. I usually soak the rice in water overnight or at least for 15 minutes before cooking. Add it to the onion when the onion is softer.
  3. Add the mixed spices and turmeric and mix.
  4. Add the vegetable broth and stir on medium to hot heat until it is all absorbed by the rice and evaporated, it takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Before it is completely evaporated add the peas, especially if the peas are frozen which means they contain moisture. Not adding it early could make your rice soggy later.
  5. Once the liquid is all gone, pour the rice into another container. Add some olive oil to the pan and trim the tortilla bread to fit the bottom of the pan.
  6. Fry it a little on one side and then turn it.
  7. Add the rice back and make sure it does not touch the sides of the pot and make a few holes with the end of a spoon. These are chimneys that will allow the steam to escape from the bottom of the rice and therefore make it all nice and fluffy.
  8. Add a few pieces of butter to the top this will melt down in the rice as it steams.
  9. Cover the pot with the lid but put a dishcloth or a paper towel folding it back so you avoid the danger of it catching fire. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. The towel or fabric helps absorb the moisture from the steam without it dripping back into the pot that is the trick to make your rice not soggy and wonderfully fluffy.
  10. After 20 minutes, serve and enjoy!

Alternatively serve with

  1. I also serve this with crumbled feta cheese and diced sun-dried tomatoes. Especially if you have leftovers this makes a wonderful hot or cold.
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