Golden Rice by Vanessa Haberman | @platesandpetals


This delicious “Golden Rice” is filled with such goodies!! It would make a great addition to the Purim seudah, alongside chicken or beef!


1 cup rice

2 1/4 cups boiling water

pinch of salt

1-2 onions

4 garlic cloves

1/2 tbsp Turmeric

1 tbsp oil

pinch of salt

handful of fresh dill

golden raisins and pistachios for topping

For Oven baked rice- 1 cup rice, poured into a flat baking dish (I use a medium rectangular Pyrex) top with 2 1/4 cups boiling water, and a pinch of salt. Cover tightly and bake on 350 about 22-25 minutes or until the water is evaporated and rice is super fluffy.

While that’s happening, sauté a diced onion or two in a tbsp of olive oil until lightly golden. Add in 4 cloves sliced garlic, and continue to sauté until soft and fragrant, mixing intermittently 2-3 minutes. Then add 1/2 tbsp turmeric and a pinch of salt (a pinch of ginger is optional if you like) stir to incorporate , then shut the heat and add a handful of chopped dill and a small pinch of salt. Top with golden raisins and chopped pistachios.

Freilichin Purim!!

Vanessa Haberman is a recipe developer and food stylist. She loves using seasonal ingredients to create new and interesting dishes across different cuisines, with Mediterranean and Thai being favorites. Her cooking requires minimal prep, and utilizes fresh veggies and herbs to create a pop of flavor. You can follow along with her @platesandpetals where she shares the fabulous food she makes for her always busy table of family and friends!

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