Turmeric Coconut Basmati Rice


This turmeric coconut basmati rice is a flavorful rice side dish recipe that’s easy to make! Garlic, ginger, and onion are sautéed and cooked with basmati rice and turmeric in a coconut milk/water mixture for a creamy dish, and topped with chopped fresh basil for serving.

Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 7 oz lite coconut milk (about half a can)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • Chopped fresh basil leaves for serving

Instructions:


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, and salt and stir. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring, or until onions have become golden and soft, but haven't yet browned.
  2. Add the rice and turmeric to the saucepan and stir until evenly combined. Let rice cook for just a few minutes, stirring frequently, and then add coconut milk and water. Stir to combine, and then raise heat to let liquid come to a boil.
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