Daisee (Bhutanese Sweet Yellow Rice)

Tumeric is one of the herbs that’s supposed to be incredible for gut health, among other things. It’s a natural antibiotic when applied topically (I can attest to this thanks to an infected cat bite). The problem is that my kids don’t like the taste of it alone (it’s sort of like a mix between cinnamon and ginger only lighter). This rice dish passes inspection if served with a saucy meat main. I’ve found that it’s also good as a breakfast cereal if you’ve got an upset tummy with a splash of cold cream.

2 cups white basmati rice
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp tumeric powder
4 cups water
2 pinches of cloves
2 tbsp sweet cream butter

Bring water to a boil and add rice. Add turmeric powder and cloves, stirring occasionally. Check for doneness of rice by taking a grain in between your fingers and squeezing it—if the surface of the grain of rice is soft and peels off, drain the water. Add sugar and butter on top. Cover and cook in low heat for about 10 minutes.

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