Cooking With Schwartz: Turmeric Vegetable Rice

When it comes to cooking with spices, there's a whole world of different flavours to explore and they are guaranteed to add some zest to your meals. What's more, they also have an array of health benefits. This week we were tasked with creating a dish containing Turmeric.


Turmeric powder is ground from the root of the turmeric plant. It is closely related to ginger is is grown in India and Indonesia. Research shows that turmeric may help reduce inflammation in those with arthritis, can help relieve pain, reduce risk of cancer, aid digestion and improve liver function!

We were kindly sent some Schwarts Turmeric ground powder to use in our cooking. Here's what we created.

Turmeric Vegetable Rice

This dish is flavoured with turmeric to give it a aromatic and spicy flavour. It is a dish packed full of vegetables so you'll be well on your way to reaching your recommended five a day! I used onions, peas, carrots and chick peas but there's a whole host of other vegetables that would compliment the dish. The turmeric gives the dish a bright yellow appearance, perfect for brightening these dull winter days! 



  • A mug of Basmati rice
  • Half a tbsp of Turmeric
  • Half a large onion
  • Half a can of chick peas
  • 2 medium carrots
  • A handful of peas
  • A pinch of Salt and pepper
  • a tsp of Chilli powder

For 2-4 people
  • Begin by rinsing your rice until it runs clear. Bring the to the boil and allow it to simmer for approx 20 mins. Add the turmeric to the water.
  • In a wok, fry the onions and carrots until they start to soften.
  • Add the peas and chick peas.
  • Once the rice is cooked, add it to the wok and mix in the vegetables.
  • Add chilli powder
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Delicious! You can enjoy this as a main meal or as a side. Why not try adding cashew nuts, toasted almonds or seeds?

Do you enjoy cooking with spices? I'd love to hear more in the comments below!

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