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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spicy Yellow Rice

This spicy yellow rice is simple rice where yellow rice is cooked separately and added to cooked vegetables and some spices.
Yellow color comes from adding Turmeric and saffron to the rice while cooking.
The rice is a good one for lunch boxes and for weeknight dinner.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4-5


For Rice:
Long grain rice: 1 1/2 cups
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Saffron: 7-8 strands
Water : 3 cups

For Veggies:
Butter : 2 tablespoons 
Capsicum/Green pepper: 1 medium diced
Carrot : 1 large diced
Cilantro/coriander leaves: small bunch chopped 
Mint/Pudina : small bunch chopped 
Cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon 
Curry powder: 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste 


Wash rice, add all ingredients under rice and cook rice in a rice or pressure cooker.
Heat butter in a wok, add cumin seeds and fry them till they splatter. Add all veggies and cook for 3-5 minutes on high heat. Add cilantro and mint, mix well and cook for 1 minute. 
Add the curry powder and mix well. Add cooked rice, salt and toss well to coat. 
Serve hot with some tomatoes and jalapeƱos.

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