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turmeric rice easy vegan

Vegan Spiced Turmeric Rice

Turmeric rice is an easy side dish to throw together in a rice cooker, on the stovetop, or in an instant pot. Using pantry spices, rice, and vegetable stock or broth, this dish comes together in about 20 minutes.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Indian, Middle East
Servings 4 servings
Calories 189 kcal


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional, add-in at end


Rice Cooker

  • In a rice cooker, mix together all ingredients except the coconut oil. Cook according to cooker instructions.
  • At the end of cooking, using a fork, fluff up the rice. Stir in the coconut oil if you want to use it. Serve fresh. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week.


  • In a medium saucepan, mix together all ingredients except coconut oil. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Leave at a simmer for about 18 minutes covered.
  • Remove the lid at the end of cooking, tilt the pan to ensure no liquid remains in the bottom. The rice should hold firm. Fluff with a fork, and stir in the optional coconut oil. Serve fresh.

Instant Pot

  • Mix together all ingredients in the steel pot of an instant pot, and cook using the rice button. Be sure to close the lid and seal the vent.
  • Manually release pressure at the end, remove the lid, and fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in the optional coconut oil. Serve fresh.


You can double this recipe if you want extra. I also enjoy it with some chopped onion stirred in, but the onion powder saves time!


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 473mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword spiced rice, turmeric rice, vegan turmeric rice
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