This month in Mena's Cooking Club I, am travelling to Iraq.   Our host Maryam  for this month choose an Iraqi Meal.  This yellow rice is served  with Broiled Fish in Pomegranate Raisin Sauce.

This Rice served with fish is traditionally made yellow in Iraq so that the eater can easily pick out the thorny, fine bones typical of the native fish.

Recipe Source here


1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 cups rice
3 1/2 cups hot water
1 teaspoons salt
3 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick

In a medium nonstick pot over medium heat, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the turmeric and stir for a few seconds until fragrant. Stir in the rice, hot water, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon. Raise the heat to high and boil the rice until visible moisture is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Lower heat to low, and simmer rice, covered, for 20 minutes. Turn the rice gently with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 times while simmering to allow it to fluff. Serve with cardamom and cinnamon still in the rice, for garnish.

This yellow rice is served with this

Labels: Continental Cuisine, Rice, Mena Cooking Club,

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  1. What a beautiful presentation. How did you enjoy it? I love salmon so much.

  2. i love the colour of this rice also thank you for sharing the knowledge behind it.

  3. G'day Well done on getting multiple dishes done for the MENA challenge! Looks great! Cheers! Joanne