Turmeric Rice (Vegetarian or Vegan)

Turmeric Rice (Vegetarian or Vegan)

Turmeric Rice

One of the beneficial properties of turmeric stems from the curcumin, the compound in the spice that gives it a bright yellow color. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice and may play a role in reducing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's and help with stomach issues as well
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 cup Brown Rice
  • 2 1/2  cup Low-Sodium Chicken Stock Vegan Option: Use Vegetable Stock
  • 3  cloves  Garlic
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • Cilantro to garnish


  • Wash the rice and set it aside.
  • Mince 3 cloves of garlic.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small, tall pot on medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic to the pot and stir until the garlic turns golden brown.
  • Add chicken or vegetable stock, turmeric, cumin,  and the rice to the pot.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the rice simmer undisturbed for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, take the pot off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes, so the rice can absorb any excess liquid.
  • Stir the rice to fluff it up. Serve with fresh cilantro.


Turmeric is a flowering plant, but you may know it as a bright orange-yellow powder. It is used as a spice in many cuisines like Mediterranean, Indian, and Thai. Thus, you can find turmeric in the spices section of the supermarket, but it’s also in the supplement section because the health benefits of turmeric are so profound. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which means turmeric has the potential to prevent heart disease and cancer as well as treat some symptoms of depression and Alzheimer’s Disease. So, why not add turmeric to your favorite dishes? Turmeric has a gentle herb-like aroma that is not too strong, so you can easily sneak it in. One easy way to incorporate turmeric into your diet is make turmeric rice. This turmeric rice is a delicious upgrade to your plain rice and you can cook it all in one pot!