1 cup long grain rice (Mahatma
brand is my favorite inexpensive white rice)
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon Kosher or Sea salt
butter, oil or shortening (optional)
Place a medium size sauce pot over high heat and add water, salt and
turmeric. Bring to a boil. Add rice and stir rice and place
tight fitting lid on pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer with lid on
pot for 20 minutes and/or until all liquid is absorbed from rice. If
you desire less sticky rice, add a small amount of oil or butter to the boiling
Remove from heat and serve immediately with your favorite sides.
This is commonly called "Poor Man's Saffron Rice"
since you use the turmeric for coloring instead of
Saffron, which is the
Worlds' Most Expensive Spice.
If you desire a more expensive long grain white rice from India, purchase
Basmati rice and less
rice from Thailand which has similar flavor and texture to the Basmati rice.
YIELD: 4 servings
Web posted by Bill aka Mickey Porter 07-22-12.