Yellow Rice

Yellow Rice


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This is a simple yellow rice that is coloured by turmeric, it is flavoured with lemongrass, bay leafs and lime leafs.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm water
  • 400ml (1 2/3 cups) coconut milk
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, crumpled
  • 1 plump stalk lemongrass, bruised and tied into a knot
  • 1 Indian bay leaf
  • 3 cups rice, washed
  • Garnish
  • egg omelette, cut into ribbons
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into circles
  • fried shallots

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Dissolve the turmeric and salt in1/2 cup warm water and add to the coconut milk.
  2. In a rice cooker combine the turmeric-coconut milk mixture and the remaining ingredients. Add enough water to reach the 3-cup line in the pan. Stir to mix.
  3. Turn the rice cooker on and let it cook.
  4. When the rice is done, remove the lemongrass and bay leaves; discard.
  5. Scoop onto a serving plate and garnish with omelette ribbons, cucumber slices and shallots.

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