Yellow rice is typically topped with slivered almonds that are either toasted or pan fried for a couple of mintues until they brown little. Some like to fry golden raisins for a couple of minutes and top the rice with those too. The rice can be eaten with salad and chicken. It is also very good topped with the Curry chicken recipe posted earlier.
In this recipe, I used yellow powder because I didn't have saffron. Yellow powder can be found at Middle eastern or Indian specialty grocery stores.
2 cups rice
3 cups Water
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/8th teaspoon yellow powder or a few strands of saffron
Slivered almonds or golden raisins (optional)
Rinse the rice in a bowl a couple of times to remove excess starch.
Soak the rice in warm water for about 15 minutes.
Add oil, water, and salt in a pot and bring to a rolling boil.
Add yellow powder or saffron to boiling water.
Add rice to boiling water.
Bring to a rolling boil again.
Cover the pot and simmer the rice for 8 minutes.
Fluff the rice with fork.
Cook covered for 2 more minutes.
Turn off and let sit for a few minutes.
Fry almonds and or raisins for a couple of minutes spread on top of rice.