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    Yellow rice is a beloved dish among many cultural traditions. A staple side in Latin American kitchens, arroz amarillo appears in various iterations across the region. The appeal of yellow rice extends to Central and South Asia, and South Africa, and its brilliant hue achieved with saffron, turmeric or achiote. This version uses widely available and economical ground turmeric, and is a canvas upon which you can incorporate other ingredients and spices. Consider adding a bell pepper to the onion and garlic, or stir in a cup of frozen peas at the very end. The amount of cooking liquid you use depends on the type and quality of your rice, and be mindful to cut down on salt if you use a salted broth. Typically served as a side dish, the dish can also be served on its own.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups white basmati rice (or jasmine rice)
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal)
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 3 cups water, chicken broth or vegetable broth for basmati rice (or 2 2/3 cups, if using jasmine rice)
    • Handful of cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)

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