middle eastern yellow rice

middle eastern yellow rice

By: Maryam Mohammed
Recipe date: 29/07/2023

how to make arab middle eastern yellow rice recipe

Basmati rice cooks better if washed, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes, and drained.
Also, you can use saffron instead of the turmeric to achieve that bright yellow hue if you wanted to splurge or for a special occasion.

arab middle eastern yellow rice ingredients :

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup vermicelli, optional
2 cups rice
3½ cups hot water
1½ teaspoons salt
5 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick

Method make arab middle eastern yellow rice :

In a medium nonstick pot over medium heat, heat the oil until it shimmers.

Add the turmeric and stir for a few seconds until fragrant.

If using vermicelli
add at this stage


and saute until golden.


Stir in the rice, hot water, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon.


Raise the heat to high and boil the rice until visible moisture is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Lower heat to low, and simmer rice, covered, for 20 minutes.


Turn the rice gently with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 times while simmering to allow it to fluff.

Serve with cardamom and cinnamon still in the rice, for garnish


typically alongside some Iraqi fish.

Bon appetit