Yellow Rice

Yellow Rice

Yellow rice is usually eaten as an accompaniment to another curry of some sorts, that is, it is not eaten on its own as a pilaf.

Recipe: Yellow Rice

Categories: Rice Dishes; Side Dish

Also known as: N/A

Servings: 2


  • 1 medium-sized potato, peeled and cut into little cubes
  • salt
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 cup of basmati rice, washed and soaked in cold water for at least 20 mins and drained
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 clove
  • 5-6 whole black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp of finely diced onions
  • a touch of garlic paste


Potatoes to be added to the rice.

  • Boil the potato in water with a pinch of turmeric and salt.
  • In a separate pot, heat the oil. Add the onion and fry it until it’s translucent.
  • Add the whole spices and garlic and fry for a bit.
  • Add the water, a pinch of turmeric and 1 tsp of salt (or to taste).
  • When it comes to a boil, add the drained rice.
  • When it comes to a boil again, cover the pot with its lid and lower the heat. The rice will puff up.
  • When the rice is just about done, turn off the heat and take the pot off the hot plate.
  • Add the boiled potato pieces.
  • Let the rice rest uncovered in the pot before transferring it into your serving dish, it will absorb all the remaining moisture.

Making yellow rice


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