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Golden Turmeric Rice

  • 1 person
  • 12 min

Pukka teas aren't just for sipping! Our expertly blended herbal teas can infuse your meals with flavor and create a unique experience for your taste buds to enjoy. Our Turmeric Active tea contains 9 botanicals, each brimming with flavor that mimic a perfect culinary spice mix you can add to stir fries, grains, omelets or smoothies! The recipe below will incorporate our Turmeric Active Tea and basic basmati rice. Imagine infusing your rice with the rich flavors of turmeric, ginger and a touch of citrus - a delicious addition to simple weeknight meals.

What you need:

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 Turmeric Active tea bag

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/2 cup of white basmati rice

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How to Make

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a simmer

  2. Add 1 tea bag Turmeric Active tea, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, and ½ cup white basmati rice

  3. Stir and cover with a tight fitting lid

  4. Let simmer together for 10 minutes

  5. After 10 minutes, or when all the water is absorbed, give it a stir and enjoy with a side of sprouts, or roasted vegetables for a light, refreshing and nourishing summer meal

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is one of Pukka’s hero herbs. The health benefits of this vibrant root for our own wellbeing are vast and there have been countless pieces of research which demonstrate this.

Turmeric is well known as a spice used in Indian cuisine. In traditional Indian herbal medicine (known as Ayurveda), turmeric has been used to help maintain healthy blood, skin, circulation and as a nourishment to feed the whole body. One of the things that makes turmeric so special is the characteristically strong yellow color of this incredible root. These yellow pigments are collectively known as curcuminoids. The root is also rich in essential oils known as tumerones. The curcuminoids and the turmerones work together within the body as powerful antioxidants helping to reduce free radicals which can damage and age our bodies. They also stimulate a healthy inflammation response whilst enhancing circulation, protecting the brain, rejuvenating the liver and targeting pain. As an added bonus, turmeric has a truly unique and delicious flavor!

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