Yellow Rice

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Tonkcats

Rice with Peas

Top Review by StylinDog

Nice, delicately flavoured side dish. I used brown basmati rice, and about 3 cups of water. (Perhaps that is supposed to read 3-4 cups, not 3/4 cup?) I did not reserve any of the onion for garnish, and I didn't have any peas or saffron either. (that's what you get for not checking your ingredients before you start!) Left all of the seasonings whole and removed them before serving, except for the peppercorns, which I smashed with a mortar & pestle. I had never cooked rice from scratch before this(go ahead, laugh!), but this recipe was easy and produced excellent results. Will be making this again. Thanks, tonkcats!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat ghee in a skillet. Saute onion over a medium heat till golden. Reserve some of the onion for garnishing later.
  2. Add turmeric to the skillet. Stir and heat briefly. Add the rest of the spices in order. Mix well.
  3. Add the rice and stir a few times. Pour over water, stir and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, mix in peas and salt, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with saffron and reserved sauted onion. Serve hot.

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