Turmeric is known for lots of health benefits, but it is also used quite frequently in Indian cuisine. Here I use this beneficial powder to create a yellow color to this rice dish with a slightly earthy taste. Also, par-boiled brown rice is used to speed up the cooking process which results in a slightly less chewy texture of traditional brown rice.
For flavor and crunch, cashews are added. But, you could easily swap these for peanuts for an equally flavorful dish.
2 Tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
1/2 Tbsp. ground tumeric or 1 Tbsp. fresh tumeric, grated
2 cups Uncle Ben's parboiled brown rice
3 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cashews, toasted and roughly chopped
Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped for garnish (optional)
Calories 397 Total Fat 15g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 529mg Total Carbohydrate 59g Dietary Fiber 4g Protein 7g