Are you a fan of Indian food? Look at this yellow rice salad! While perfectly delicious as is, this festive bean-and-rice salad also lends itself to endless variation. Replace the lima beans for black beans or chickpeas, replace the parsley for coriander and add other veggies if you like. The yellow rice makes it super colorful and gives it the real Indian style flavor.
But how do you make the rice yellow? My father teaches me how to make some of his childhood recipes very often. When I asked him to show me how to make yellow rice, he used saffron. Saffron is a beautiful product, but it’s super expensive. After trying different ways to create this beautiful color, I found out how to do it! TURMERIC!
”SPICE IT UP!”
I’m absolutely obsessed with turmeric. I use it in my curries, soups and even in my oatmeal sometimes. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties, increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and is super versatile.
The fact that this salad is super healthy, high in fiber and easy to make, makes it even better! The pomegranate is giving it a fresh touch and the fresh parsley is a perfect finishing touch.
Allright, enough talking. Time to make these easy and delicious COLORFUL yellow rice salad!
Yellow rice salad with pomegranate and lima beans
PREPTIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes
PORTIONS 4-5 servings
- 300 grams of brown rice
- 100 grams of pomegranate
- 250 grams (1 can) of lima beans
- 2 tbsp. turmeric
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 gloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 spring onions, in small rings
- 350 ml of vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- A handful of fresh parsley
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Optional: plant-based yogurt.
You can replace the lima beans for black beans or chickpeas. You can always add cucumber or other veggies if you like to.
Store the salad in an airtight container for 2 more days in the fridge.
Did you try this recipe?
I’m very curious how it turned out for you! Share your creation with me on Instagram or leave a comment down below! Can’t wait to see your delicious food!