Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is from 365 Low Fat Recipes. Posting for ZWT3. Middle East. Add currants and/or sliced scallions if you’d like.


  1. Place turmeric and cumin in a medium saucepan and toss over low heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add rice, 2 cups of water, cinnamon stick and salt; stir once.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Remove from heat. Let stand 3 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and fluff with a fork before serving.


Most Helpful

This is a great, versatile way to dress up rice for Latin and Indian dishes. Thanks!

maggiepcs January 28, 2008

This a great new way to make rice, well for me anyway ;) My family enjoyed every bit of it. Made for Labor Day BBQ and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. ~V

Vseward (Chef~V) September 03, 2007

This was a terrific side dish that my whole family enjoyed. I did have to use brown rice as that was all I had on hand, but the flavours came through really well. We really liked this, thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 3

~Leslie~ June 07, 2007

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