Cuban-Style Yellow Rice

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Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its beautiful color and flavor. Being Cuban, our household often served yellow rice. 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.

close up view of Cuban-Style Yellow Rice with peas and peppers in a white bowl
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
12 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups long grain rice

  • 8 cups water

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • teaspoon annatto powder

  • teaspoon paprika

  • black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. Shake sieve to remove excess water from rice.

  2. Place rice in a large saucepan with a tightly fitting lid and add water. Stir in the onion, salt, annatto powder, paprika, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer. After cooking for 10 minutes, gently stir the peas into the rice. Cook until all the water is evaporated and the rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes longer. Serve garnished with pimento slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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