Simple Yellow Jasmine Rice & "Peas". Jasmine rice is naturally fragrant and has an almost nutty flavor. Found in traditional Asian cuisines, this Indian yellow rice recipe is especially delicious when cooked with jasmine rice. Making jasmine rice isn't complicated and adds a significant depth of flavor to any dish.
Cooking jasmine rice is one of those seemingly simple tasks that is actually pretty difficult to master, even for some professional cooks. But once you master the technique, you'll be steaming to perfection in no time. One of the big problems people encounter is rice stuck to the bottom of the pot. You can have Simple Yellow Jasmine Rice & "Peas" using 10 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Simple Yellow Jasmine Rice & "Peas"
- It’s 1 Tablespoon of butter + 1 Tablespoon oil.
- You need 1/2 of a medium onion, minced.
- You need 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic (about 2 large cloves).
- It’s 1/2-1 teaspoon of turmeric.
- Prepare 2 cups of Jasmine rice.
- You need 1 cup of coconut milk (remember to shake it well in the can so all the solids incorporate with the liquid).
- It’s 2.5-2 of +2/3 cup unsalted chicken or vegetable stock (depending on how dry/wet you like your rice).
- It’s 1-1.5 teaspoons of kosher salt.
- Prepare 1 (15 oz.) of can beans of choice rinsed and well drained (don't get the unsalted for this recipe).
- You need of optional: 2 sprigs thyme, 1 Scotch Bonnet or Habanero chili (pierced in several spots if you like more heat), 1/2 teaspoon allspice.
This is actually a sign that you've nailed the jasmine rice-to-water ratio. Saffron brings not only its signature flavor to this dish but also provides it's signature yellow color to the rice. Because saffron is so expensive, this recipe calls for just a small amount; the color is then enhanced by adding turmeric. Not only does that spice have incredible health benefits (in Thailand, turmeric is known as "poor man's saffron"), but also turns the rice a vibrant yellow.
Simple Yellow Jasmine Rice & "Peas" instructions
- In a pot or large saucepan, melt the butter with the oil over a medium heat then add onion and garlic and sweat until the onions are translucent – maybe 3 to 4 minutes. Add the turmeric to the onions and garlic and stir to combine. (If you're going to add the optional flavorings, this would be the time.).
- Add the rice to the mixture and stir to combine. Toast the rice for 4 or 5 minutes in the pot, stirring occasionally to redistribute the grains on the top to the surface of the pan. You'll see the grains begin to turn opaque from the toasting. This process not only gives the rice a toastier flavor, but it also helps the individual grains retain their shape and texture..
- Add the coconut milk and stock and stir to incorporate the liquid throughout the rice. Bring the heat up to medium high and bring to a gentle boil for about 2 minutes..
- At that point, bring the heat down to just slightly higher than low and cover, lid slightly askew, until almost all the liquid is absorbed by the rice, and only the slightest bit of moisture is showing on the top..
- Pour the beans in an even layer over the top, put the lid back on slightly askew, and continue to steam the rice until 5 minutes after all of the liquid has been absorbed..
- Turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 5 to 10 minutes (and not much more) before fluffing the rice with a broad spoon or spatula while incorporating the beans as evenly as you can into it..
- Enjoy alongside some finger lickin' Jerk Chicken or some hearty and delicious oxtail stew..
This yellow rice recipe is simple to make and super delicious! It turns out beautifully golden and very fragrant. While yellow rice is often made with saffron, it can easily be made with turmeric instead, a spice which has incredible health benefits (in Thailand, turmeric is known as "poor man's saffron"). Yellow rice can be found across a number of cultures, including Thailand and India, and. Follow these steps to cook the perfect jasmine rice on the stovetop.