Turmeric is used for flavor and for the vibrant color it adds to food.
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup long-grained rice (preferably jasmine rice)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
- In skillet with lid, melt butter over medium-high heat; stir in onion and sauté until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in rice, turmeric and salt, mixing well. Stir in water, let come to a boil, lower heat, cover, and cook for 18 to 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. (Do not lift lid or stir rice during the first 18 minutes.)
Makes 6 servings.