Yellow Rice

The main ingredient in yellow rice is turmeric, one of the healthiest spices.


  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, preferably Thai scented or basmati (rinsed)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 pieces cinnamon stick
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Salt to taste


Combine water, rice, turmeric and cinnamon sticks in a pot and bring to boil over high heat. Turn heat to low, stir in raisins, cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with salt to taste. Serves 4 to 6.