Monday, September 24, 2012

spice your rice series ~ 2: turmeric rice with corn

Yellow rice! Think of fun that would be to eat. And, with corn in the mix, it is even more appealing to the littlest taste buds.

Growing up, rice was a staple in our house. It was served at almost every dinner meal I can remember. Only on weekends did we have meals that did not include rice. So, my mom had to get creative with her cooking. One day she started making turmeric rice with chicken and corn. I do not know the origins of the recipe, but I have since adopted it in my own kitchen and make it for family and dinner guests alike.

To make it all you need is one pot, 30 minutes of cooking time and a handful of ingredients;

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 small onion; diced
  • 1 cup of homemade chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • salt
Heat olive oil and sautee onions until soft but not brown. Add rice, corn, water and broth. When the liquids start boiling, add turmeric and season with salt. Turn heat to low and cook until rice is done.

Enjoy with plain yogurt on the side, or on top.

Now, wasn't that easy!

cook's note: to make it more wholesome, you can shred cooked chicken and add it to the rice once it has finished cooking.

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