Tumeric Rice (Rice Cooker Version)

50 minutes


5 servings

I love Tumeric as Burmese. Burmese put Tumeric in everything from medicine to every meal-prep in cooking. So, I love Tumeric rice which smells and tastes so good. Tumeric has many health benefits for us too. This is my go-to way of making Tumeric Rice. If you don’t have rice cooker and like to cook rice in pot. Please see this recipe also.


If you fall in love with Tumeric rice and always want to cook it in easier and quick way, make this Garlic Oil and keep it staple at home. You can just add this with rice, salt and water to create as another quick-fix way.

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5 cups of Jasmine Rice I just estimate one plastic cup of rice for one serving.
3 tablespoons of Groundnut Oil or Coconut Oil You can use any other cooking oil too. But taste richer and smells better would flavor the rice more when steaming.
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Tumeric powder
2 sticks of Cinnamon
4 pieces of Star Anise
4 cloves of Garlic
A little bit of Cumin seeds
A little bit of Culantro
2 tablespoons of crushed Brown Sugar slab


Preparation for Ingredient
Heat the oil in pan. Peel and crushed the garlic. Add Tumeric, Cinnamon sticks, Star Anise, Cumin Seeds and Crushed Garlic when the oil gets heated. Then saute them until the oil is golden brown color happened. After that, switch off the heat and let the oil mixture to cool down.
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Preparation to cook in Rice Cooker.
Wash Rice. And let me tell you my family traditional trick with cooking rice in rice cooker for water level. We would add water a bit. Then we dip index finger onto the rice. You just have to touch the rice level with tip of your finger. And check water is in same line with your first finger line. You can leave it on same line or a little above if you like it more soft.
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After rice washing and adding water step, add crushed Brown Sugar slab, a teaspoon of salt and our cooked oil from pan previously.
( If you are using my quick-fix tip, you would be adding your Garlic Oil in this step along with salt and crushed brown sugar slab.)
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Stir everything well and put the pot base in Rice Cooker, pressed the machine to cook until rice is cooked automatically.
Chop the Culantro while rice is cooking.
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When Rice is cooked as machine signals, open the pot, stir everything very well.
Add chopped Culantro and cover the lid for awhile. If not, you can sprinkle chopped Culantro on top of your center serving pot for dining table.
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