Recipe by Mombabe
"Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its beautiful color and flavor. Being Cuban, yellow rice was a common dish in my house. It's traditional to garnish yellow rice with pimentos, but I don't like them so I don't. Serve yellow rice with Cuban-style roast pork, or add cooked chicken pieces while cooking the rice to make Arroz con Pollo."
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long grain rice
black pepper to taste
frozen peas, thawed
1 (4 ounce) jar
sliced pimento peppers, for garnish
Since I only needed this for a few people and the reviews complained of it being runny I made a few change with great results. I sauteed 1 C of dry rice, onion, and garlic in hot oil and then added about 1/2 tsp annatto powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, a little chicken bouillon, and 1/2 tsp cumin. Then I added 2 C water and 1/4 c frozen peas. I brought it to a boil, turned heat to low, then covered and cooked 20 mins. I removed the rice from the heat and left covered for 5 mins. Then I fluffed with a fork. PERFECT! I served this with Salsa Chicken (also from this site) for an easy weeknight meal. This was a great way to use my annatto powder.
This recipe is delicious! But I found an even more delicious and quicker way to make yellow rice! I used Vigo yellow rice and was amazed. Vigo yellow rice was so simple to make and tasted even better than the home made rice.
This was a very good recipe, although I am partial to short grain (pearl) white rice. I used half an envelope of sazon instead of the annato powder and paprika, as these are both included in the sazon.
Re: Don in Maryville
Try cutting down the liquid to 6 cups. Long grain rice can be tricky sometimes. That's the proportion that usually works out for me.
very bland for cuban rice, if you loose the peas & pimiento and add 1 clove garlic finely minced, & 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes you can get closer to a rice dish recognizable to most cuban food aficionados
This turned out really good - although a little 'wet' like some others. I may cut down on the liquid next time. Thanks!
Unsure why this recipe has a lower score. I usually do not look at recipes with lower score, however this one intrigued me and for my surprise it was pretty good. You should give it a try. I did not used peas or pimientos- do not care for them- and I cooked on the rice cooker and followed the rice cooker instructions. Served with black beans.
This was pretty bland. I won't be making this again.
rice was too sticky and wet. what did I do wrong?
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cuban-Style Yellow Rice
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2
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