Elena's Yellow Rice

Elena's Yellow Rice

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"This is my husband's favorite rice. It took me awhile to finally come up with this version. One can add chicken, tuna, ham, etc., to make it a one dish meal. It is also great for rice patties. The vinegar is traditional in rice in Spain; it keeps the rice fluffy."


30 m servings 238 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 617 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir water, vegetable oil, garlic, vinegar, turmeric, and salt together in a 2-quart saucepan. Place a cover on the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Slowly stir rice into the boiling mixture. Replace cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer rice mixture until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer rice to a large bowl. Gently fold peas and carrots into rice.
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  1. 7 Ratings


I am the author of this recipe. The only thing I ever measure is the water and rice so I had to more or less guess on the quantities to get this recipe on paper. I was using white vinegar and ...

This rice was fluffy as promised. Here is what I discovered after I made this. Turmeric although good for you is very bitter. Too bitter for us in fact. I looked up how to counteract that and en...

This is our new favorite way to prepare rice! It's so easy and flavorful! I prepared this recipe with a few changes: 1. I used brown rice instead of white, so I cooked it for 45 minutes; 2. ...

Turmeric is a new spice to me that I was interested in using for our everyday cooking - this rice has been a hit with my family and the color is amazing. I took the advise of other reviews and o...

The combination of turmeric and apple cider vinegar made this very sour and bitter. I added shredded monterey jack which helped a little, but I wouldn't make this again.

This recipe was fairly simple. My family loved it! However, after reading the other reviews, I added half of the turmeric and half the amount of Apple cider vinegar. I also added some already pr...

Used vegetable broth instead of water Otherwise made it as is and enjoyed it