Weight Watchers Turmeric Rice Recipe
Weight Watchers Turmeric Rice is a delicious, easy way to enjoy rice. A flavorful and healthy Indian side dish recipe that’s made with butter, garlic, onion, basmati rice, turmeric, chicken broth, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Quick and easy, ready in 30 minutes. This rice low fat and Gluten free recipe.
The dish also helps to reduce inflammation in the body, as well as aid digestion. It’s simple and easy, but it’s completely delicious and requires ingredients you’ll likely have on hand-such as garlic, onion, turmeric powder and basmati rice (the fancy kind). You can make up a big batch on Sunday night and reheat it for lunch during the week!
This side is easy, healthy and delicious!
What is Turmeric rice
Turmeric rice is a dish that is popular in the Indian cuisine. The recipe of turmeric rice varies according to the region and the family. Turmeric rice can be served with lentils and meat or chicken.
It’s such a great dish because it is easy to make and also has many health benefits. This dish aids in lowering inflammation in the body, as well as aiding digestion. Turmeric rice is a delicious, easy way to enjoy your favorite rice without worrying about packing on the pounds!
Variations and Substitutions
The variations and substitutions on this recipe are endless. Anyone can take this dish and make it their own, from adding simple spices to swapping out different ingredients. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
1 Serve with lentils & meat or chicken for a heartier dish
2 Add chopped cilantro or parsley
3 Swap in Broccoli for the onion
4 Top off with seeds and nuts
5 Add garlic powder, ginger paste, tomato purée, red pepper flakes, curry leaves; mix in chicken broth for more flavor.
Weight Watchers Points
MyWW Points: 8 Green Plan,
8 Smart Points.
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Weight Watchers Turmeric Rice
- In a saucepan over medium/high heat, add 1 TBSP butter.
- Add garlic and onion. Cook until softened.
- Add basmati rice and turmeric. Stir to mix well
- Add broth, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 17 minutes.
- Add the rest of the butter, and stir to mix well.
- Remove bay leaf
- Serve immediately.
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