Yellow Lemon Rice

Yellow Lemon Rice

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Saffron rice is dubbed the most expensive spice in the world. Sometimes, I like to make a simple “Yellow” Rice by using a tiny pinch of Tumeric— this gives rice a pretty yellow color, but doesn’t add any flavor to the rice. It’s a versatile way to make boring rice look pretty, with a variety of garnishes.

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  • 1

    1 cup long grain white rice

  • 2

    2 cups water or chicken stock (or half of each)

  • ¼

    ¼ tsp tumeric


  • 1

    1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    1 Tsp. lemon zest

  • fresh minced parsley

  • 1

    1 cup of frozen peas (optional)


Rinse the rice until the water is clear. Add the water or chicken stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes, covered. Remove from heat. Fluffy with a fork. If desired, add lemon zest and lemon juice and fresh herbs. Adding frozen peas gives the rice some contrast color, and you can sneak in some vegetables!