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Yellow rice in a bowl topped with cilantro
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How to Make Yellow Rice

Super Easy Yellow Rice complements just about any meal! You can make this on the stove top or in the rice cooker. So tasty!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Mexican/Spanish
Keyword: Side, Side Dish, Yellow Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Erica Walker



  • Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the rice and gently stir until rice begins to lightly brown.
    Rice toasted in butter
  • Add garlic, onion powder, and turmeric and stir until well mixed in.
    Toasted rice mixed with spices
  • Slowly stir in chicken broth and raise heat to medium-high. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mix to a boil then turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
    Cooked yellow rice in a pot
  • Remove from heat, add cilantro, and fluff with a fork. Serves 4.
    Yellow rice in a bowl topped with cilantro



Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg