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Yellow Rice

Use up your leftover rice to make this delicious yellow rice, which is kid-friendly and great for packing in lunch boxes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Vegan Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 797kcal


  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3-4 cups leftover rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas


  • Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the onions until they are glossy, then add the carrots, turmeric, mustard seeds, and garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add in the rice, breaking it up with a rigid spoon or spatula.
  • Add in the rest of the spices, the peas, and the water. Set the heat to low and cook, covered, for 2-3 minutes.


Calories: 797kcal | Carbohydrates: 155g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2812IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg