This healthy turmeric rice is quite versatile if you see its health benefits. Above all, it is a perfectly healthy and quick meal for you. You can easily make it in a short time, in 30 minutes.
Let’s have a glance at the benefits of healthy turmeric rice!
The main benefits of using turmeric are its anti-inflammatory nature and high antioxidant content. Also, it can fix aging and fight against chronic diseases that trigger in your body due to meager inflammation to chronic one.
Therefore, eating turmeric rice is not only a delicious rice dish, but at the same time, you’re earning plenty of health benefits as well.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Four cloves of garlic (minced)
- One tablespoon butter
One shallot (chopped)
- 1 cup rice (Basmati rice preferred- in case you don’t have basmati rice, you can use jasmine rice, brown rice, or yellow rice for making this flavor of turmeric rice)
- 3-4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- One tablespoon of olive oil
Heat the pan. Add butter and extra virgin olive oil. The reason for adding butter and oil is that it’ll prevent the rice from sticking and give a fabulous aroma and flavor to turmeric rice.
These fats will help your body absorb turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Once the fats (oil & butter) start bubbling, add the four minced cloves of garlic and the one chopped shallot.
While doing this, sauté it for a minute and smell the aroma of garlic and the shallot. You don’t need to sauté this for long, as it’ll burn. Once you smell the delicious aroma, pour the two cups of chicken broth or veggie broth if you are vegetarian. Add the salt and turmeric as per the quantities mentioned above. If you are using low-sodium chicken broth, then add salt accordingly.
Please wait until the mixture boils to its whole. Once you add the rice to the boiling water, cover it with a lid. Simmer it for around 20 minutes until the rice is nice and fluffy.
Garnish this quick and super healthy rice with any green herb you like to take, i.e., fresh leaves of coriander or mint. However, you may garnish it with pistachio nuts, pine nuts, olives, or tomato-lime slices. Serve & enjoy!
You can have this healthful turmeric rice once a week or twice a month to reap turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
It’s incredibly pleasing, and you can dine it independently as your main dish or serve it as a side dish. For a whole meal, you can have turmeric rice with curries too.