Fun for Kids

Unless you like to make your own curry mixture, I’m betting you won’t find many recipes calling for turmeric. But if you have some in your pantry, here’s a fun thing to do with it. Add a large pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon or so) to the water in which you cook rice or noodles, and watch them turn a beautiful yellow color. Kids will think spaghetti with yellow noodles is extra-fun. I always put some in the rice water when I’m making red beans and rice; I really like the color combination. The turmeric adds a hint of spicy smokiness to the taste, but mostly this is all about color, and fun.

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