15 May 2017
Fairtrade organic ground turmeric: The soft golden spice
Turmeric has received a lot of attention recently but it's truly an old yet new superfood in many ways. This soft gold dust has been used for thousands of years in Asia as both a dye and later for its medicinal properties. Nowadays it's used more and more in cooking and what better way to naturally add nutrients to your diet like calcium, copper, iron and magnesium than in your everyday dishes?
Organic Fairtrade Turmeric spice
This organic spice can be added to soups, stews, roasts and so much more. Asian dishes contain copious amounts of exotic spices and turmeric is usually the staple spice used. It's wonderful in Korean cuisine, particularly with meat dishes such as beef and sticky coconut rice. Here's the recipe to tickle your taste buds:
All you need is:
(Use organic/natural real food ingredients where possible)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
- 500g of minced beef
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon of Fairtrade organic turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of pyramid salt
- ½ teaspoon of cracked black pepper
- A small handful of Thai mixed chillies, chopped and deseeded
- 1 teaspoon of black and/or white sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 400g of white rice
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut, toasted
From your kitchen:
- A small saucepan
- A sharp knife
- A rice cooker or deep pan
- A couple of teaspoons and tablespoons
- A silicone spatula
- A couple of mixing bowls
- A chopping board
- A couple of serving bowls
In your saucepan gently heat your crushed garlic with 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil (use the other tablespoon for cooking your rice). Keep the heat on a steady medium- high temperature as you do this. After a couple of minutes, turn up the heat and add in your minced beef.
Spend about 5-7 minutes browning your meat and grounding it up with your wooden spoon vigorously. At the same time, cook your rice according to the packet instructions (you can also do this ahead of time and heat up the rice as you cook your beef). Add in your lovely pyramid salt, Fairtrade organic ground turmeric, cracked black pepper, fish sauce and half your chopped Thai chillies.
Stir for a final 3-5 minutes and drizzle in your sesame seed oil when you're ready to serve. Spoon next to your prepared rice and add in the toasted desiccated coconut in with the rice. Garnish with your sesame seeds and chopped mixed Thai chillies, delicious!
Article written and researched by
Recipe Creator and founder of nikibakes
nikibakes has been blogging for over 10 years and has a passion for gluten free and dairy free recipes. She’s a Persian chef who loves all things spice and particularly enjoys Asian and South American cuisine. She’s always on the lookout for fresh and delicious flavour combinations and uses our spices daily in her cooking and on her blog.