Turmeric Herb Spiced Rice


  • 1 cup rice (I used jasmine)
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 1/3 cup broken-up roasted vermicelli
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tbs butter


  • In a dutch oven or pot, heat butter and add vermicelli, pine nuts, onion and garlic. cook until vermicelli starts to slightly brown as well as the pine nuts, but don't let the butter and garlic burn. once the noodles and nuts start to get a golden brown hue, stir for a few seconds, then add the rice ans garbanzos.
  • combine well for another minute, then add the cumin, turmeric, dill and thyme and stir and mix well for another minute. add the salt and water and bring to a boil. once at a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover and let sit on simmer for 10 minutes. *remove from heat and let sit, covered off the heat for another 5 to 10 minutes before serving.