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Zataar & turmeric rice

Turmeric and Zataar rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do.

Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to couscous or for those days when you are really busy and need something to eat very quickly. Yummy!


  • Basmati rice 50-70gr
  • A dash of Zataar
  • A dash of turmeric
  • A dash of sumac
  • A sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Place the rice in a small pan, with double amount of water and the spice
  • Bring to boil then simmer, for 10 min, until the water is absorbed.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of olive oil.

Serve it with

This rice is the perfect accompaniment for many Middle Eastern or Greek meat or vegetable dishes.

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