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Foolproof Fresh Turmeric Rice

Rated 4.5 out of 5
4.5 from 2 vote(s)
Total time:1 hour 20 minutes
Prep time:20 minutes
Cook time:55 minutes



Wonderful with fish or chicken, this foolproof recipe utilizes fresh turmeric. If you can’t locate fresh turmeric, dried, ground turmeric can be substituted.

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  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric (or 1/4 teaspoon dried, ground turmeric)
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a medium saucepan to medium heat.
  2. Once heated, add the coconut oil.
  3. Once the oil is heated, add the onions and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the rice, raisins, turmeric and garlic. Toss to coat.
  5. Saute gently until you smell a nutty aroma, about 2 minutes, and then add the stock.
  6. Bring saucepan to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low.
  7. Cook 45 minutes or longer until rice is tender.
  8. Remove from heat and leave lid on the pan to steam the rice for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove lid, season with salt and pepper, and fluff with a fork before serving.



Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 1, 2024

I don’t typically enjoy the flavour of brown rice – but this recipe will be my new go to!!



Rated 4.0 out of 5
October 13, 2021

Wow, such a nice and must be delicious parade. I think these would significant work out for me. I like turmeric flavor l often use to mix it in my recipe.

Patrick ks

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