Yellow rice

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Aghani lamb kebab and yellow rice
Lomo saltado served with arroz amarillo (yellow rice) in Peruvian cuisine

Yellow rice is a traditional yellow-colored rice dish in Spanish, Cuban,[1], Peruvian,[2] Caribbean, Filipino, Afghan, Indian, Sri Lankan, South African and Indonesian cuisines. It is made using white rice, with annatto, saffron[3] or turmeric is used to give the yellow color.[4]

South African yellow rice, with its origins in Cape Malay cuisine, is traditionally made with raisins, sugar, and cinammon, making a very sweet rice dish served as an accompaniment to savoury dishes and curries.[5][6]

In Sri Lanka, it is known as kaha buth and draws from both Indonesian and Sri Lankan influences.[7][8]

In Indonesia it is known as nasi kuning.[9] In the Philippines it is known as kuning.[10][11][12]

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  1. ^ Wood, Jane Marie (2010). Cuban Foods - Retro -. p. 27. ISBN 9780557029389.
  2. ^ "Peruvian Lime Yellow Rice Recipe". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ Arroz Amarillo con Achiote (Yellow Rice) by DK December 11, 2009 Chef in You
  4. ^ "Yellow Rice". Bon Appétit (web page hosted on Epicurious). September 2005. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Yellow Rice". Retrieved 23 Sep 2017.
  6. ^ "South African Yellow Rice". Retrieved 23 Sep 2017.
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  9. ^ Holzen, Heinz Von (2014-09-15). A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. p. 51. ISBN 9789814634953.
  10. ^ Balistoy, Ruby Leonora R. "Pagana Maranao—fostering culture of peace". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  11. ^ Abdulwahab, Nabeelah T. "The Beauty, Warmth, and Hospitality of Pagana". Intangible Cultural Heirtage Courier of Asia and the Pacific. International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Turmeric "Kuning" Rice". Maranao Recipes. Retrieved 5 March 2019.