Vetri Cooking Lab

Yellow Rice

A simple but flavorful take on yellow rice. Make this with our Street Cart-Style Chicken or add a protein and veggies of your choice!


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 3 cups long grain white rice
  • 6 cups water or stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Add oil to a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Swirl turmeric and cumin seed in oil until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir to coat. Toast the rice stirring frequently until sizzling, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the water or stock and salt, stir to combine, and bring to a boil.
  5. When the skillet is boiling, cover with a tightly fitting lid and lower the heat until just simmering. Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes.
  6. When the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, fluff with a fork.
  7. Serve topped with your favorite street-cart style dishes. Enjoy!


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