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A bowl of turmeric rice topped with cilantro

Turmeric Rice

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Turmeric Rice is SO tasty and great served as a side or a base for any dish you love!


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 2 cups vegetable stock


  1. Heat the avocado oil in a pot on medium-high heat, then add the shallots and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. 
  2. Next add the rice, turmeric, pepper and bay leaf and mix together. 
  3. Pour in the broth and bring everything to a boil, then reduce and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff up the rice. 
  4. Serve with whatever you like!


Do not add too much Turmeric! It can have quite a strong taste if there is too much. Measure out 1/2 tsp for 1 cup of rice.

If you are using a different type of rice than used in the recipe, be sure to consult the packaging of rice to check the cooking time. Different types of rice can have slightly different cooking times.

If using a low sodium vegetable stock, you may want to add in some salt to season the rice. You can add 1/4 tsp to the liquid, or just season it at the end.

Store this rice in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in a pan on the stove or in the microwave.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3.5g

Keywords: yellow rice, turmeric rice, rice with turmeric