Ginger & Turmeric Aromatic Rice

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 35 min 4
Ginger & Turmeric Aromatic Rice
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1 cup Basmati rice, dry
1 tbsp Coconut oil (or oil of choice)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tbsp minced Ginger root (peeled, grated)
1 tsp, minced Turmeric root (peeled)
3/4 tsp Salt
2 cup Water (boiling)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 cup Cranberries, dried
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, for serving)
1/4 cup Pine nuts, dried (for serving)


  1. Pour the dry rice into a bowl and cover with cool water. Soak for 15 minutes, then drain.
  2. While rice is soaking, put on a kettle of water and bring to a full boil.
  3. Add the coconut oil, garlic, and ginger to a medium-sized pot and heat to medium. Sauté until very fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the rice, turmeric, and salt, and sauté an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 cups of boiling water, reduce heat and simmer, covered until water is absorbed, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. A few minutes before rice is finished cooking, stir the fresh lemon juice and dried cranberries into the rice. Re-place the cover and continue to cook.
  7. Serve with fresh cilantro and pine nuts alongside your favourite main dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 303
Calories from fat 81
Calories from saturated fat 29.9
Total Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 454 mg
Potassium 138 mg
Total Carbohydrate 52 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 11.5 g
Protein 4.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 1.3
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.1

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