Turmeric is fast becoming one of my favorite spices. (And no surprise, it’s a relative of another favorite of mine…ginger!) It provides several health benefits (including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects) and adds a beautiful color to food. So, of course, I had to try my hand at a yellow rice recipe. Not to mention, turmeric tastes so yummy! Many different spice combos can make a delicious Latin rice. This recipe is only one, but is a great one to keep handy if diced peppers and onion are a regular part of your weekly food prep routine!
Many Uses for Peppers and Onions
If you’re like me, you love to food prep each week. And peppers and onion are a frequent food that passes through our kitchen (and our mouths!). These colorful, crisp, delicious, healthy veggies are good in SO many dishes. Hummus platters. Egg scrambles and omelets. Soups and salads. Yellow rice. 😉 Whether raw or cooked, peppers and onions are a fan favorite at our house!
Cooking Yellow Rice via Stove top vs Instant Pot
Any chance I can find to use my instant pot, I will! We currently have a Smart WiFi Instant Pot at our house, and it is a key appliance in my kitchen. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and so versatile, I love it so much! Plus, this specific multi-cooker is controllable from your smartphone, which makes it super easy to monitor and manage while you’re running around doing other things in the kitchen or around the house.
Rice dishes like this Yellow Rice with Peppers and Onions cook so quickly in an instant pot, dinner is literally ready in just minutes (especially if you want to make a larger quantity). However, I will admit that I still sometimes cook rice on the stove. So, regardless of your equipment setup, I have included both the instant pot and stove top cooking instructions for this recipe! The only difference in ingredients is the amount of broth you need for each setup (details are in the recipe card below).
Tasty meal pairings for Yellow Rice
This yellow rice recipe is a great addition to many meals. The peppers and onion in this recipe infuse key flavors during cooking that create a complex flavor profile that pairs well with many proteins. Try serving this yellow rice with black beans and Fiesta Stuffed Chicken, or serve it with a salmon filet and saffron garlic broth!
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