The rice gets its bright yellow hue from turmeric which is an incredibly healthy spice to add to your diet -- its an anti-inflammatory and a natural anti-histamine. Ginger and turmeric are actually related so both ingredients boast these benefits. This recipe is very allergy-friendly -- its vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free and delicious.

Gingery Yellow Rice [Vegan]

Cooking Time




  • A little over 1/2 cup brown basmati rice
  • A little over 1 cup water
  • dash of turmeric
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a few cranks of black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped small
  • 2 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into a few pieces
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • OPTIONAL: Tiny handful of fresh cilantro or fresh mint (optional garnish)


  1. Rinse the rice in cold water and drain to remove excess starch. Add to a small pot and cover with the water. Add in all spices and the onion. Bring to a boil. Once boiling cover with a tight fitting lid and keep heat high for one minute. After one minute, reduce heat to low and allow to cook (undisturbed) for 40 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat (with lid still on!) and allow to cool for 10 minutes, covered. Once cooled, fluff with a fork and stir in the olive oil and a tiny pinch of salt if desired. Serve warm with a little chopped fresh cilantro or mint on top.