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yellow rice with cherry tomatoes in white bowl.

Yellow Rice with Cherry Tomatoes

Rice cooked with turmeric, cumin, garlic and tomatoes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain or basmati rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved


  • In a large saucepan melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, cumin and rice. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the tomatoes, cover for 10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve.


This would make a great side dish for Broiled Chicken Masala. Enjoy!
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