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Old 03-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Yellow Rice What Is It?

Just curious, what is yellow rice? Rice with turmeric or saffron in it? I have seen it on the super market shelves, seen it in cook books , but never knew what it tastes like or it uses.

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Old 03-17-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Well, Elf, I checked a few sites for you and it appears that the majority include turmeric for the yellowing and taste factor though in a few cases saffron was mentioned as well.......if it's on the supermarket shelves I'd read the ingredients..turmeric has been mentioned in many health-related articles recently as being beneficial...so who knows......I think that my taste buds would opt for inclusion in Asian recipes.......
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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Turmeric would give a brighter yellow color to rice than saffron so I would say it's rice made with turmeric. I know there is also annato that can give rice a yellow color. The flavor of turmeric (used mostly in savory dishes and is pungent and slightly bitter) is different than saffron (more floral) or annato.

Are you looking at a specific recipe or just inquiring in general.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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Yakula, sorry I didn't respond sooner, I asked the question as general question, I was reading a recipe that called for it and I have seen it in other recipes and was just wondering what it was. Seems a lot of Southern cookbooks use it. Thanks for your info.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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My mother used it with chicken, or pork in many ways. I like it by itself or included in other dishes calling for rice. I think it is sometimes used in Cuban recipes also.
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I have a question. Is the rice yellow before cooking it?
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I have a question. Is the rice yellow before cooking it?
No. You start with regular long grain white rice and cook it with onion, garlic, saffron, turmeric, chicken broth...

The saffron and turmeric make it yellow.
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No. You start with regular long grain white rice and cook it with onion, garlic, saffron, turmeric, chicken broth...

The saffron and turmeric make it yellow.
Not wishing to be pedantic here, AndyM, but saffron's gorgeous fragrance is completely wasted if turmeric is used.
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Not wishing to be pedantic here, AndyM, but saffron's gorgeous fragrance is completely wasted if turmeric is used.
I didn't create the dish, just answered the question.
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