Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mexican Yellow Rice

My kids LOVE yellow rice. This is a hit at our house with any Mexican meal!

1 onion, diced

1 tomato, diced (optional)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T coconut oil
1/2 t ground turmeric
1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t ground coriander
1/4 t crushed red pepper (optional)
2 cups rice, soaked in water for (1 hour up to overnight)
4 cups water or bone broth

1.  drain and rinse rice
2.  In a large pot, saute onion in 1 T coconut oil. Once onions are translucent add garlic and tomato. Cook together for 1 minute. Then add spices. Cook together for 3 minutes over medium heat.
3. Add rice and cook with the spice mixture for about 5 minutes. Add more coconut oil if needed.
4. Add liquid and bring to boil. Then lower to simmer till rice is cooked. 20-40 minutes depending on the rice variety. Add more turmeric for brighter yellow color.

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