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Cuban-Style Yellow Rice

Rated as 3.24 out of 5 Stars
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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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 120
Original recipe yields 24 servings (12 cups)

Directions

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  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; 0.2 26.1 2.6 0 206 Full nutrition

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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 ad...

Most helpful critical review

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 b...

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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 ad...

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 b...

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 th...

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 foo...

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 d...

Having lived in Miami and eaten and cooked delicious Cuban food for over 25 years, I understand the "bland" reviews. First the water to rice ratio is too much. Try cutting down to 1 1/2 cups of ...

This turned out really good - although a little 'wet' like some others. I may cut down on the liquid next time. Thanks!

Subtle but pleasant flavor, the ideal counterpoint for a more boldly flavored main dish. I didn't have annatto powder but a quick internet search told me that equal parts of paprika and turmeri...

I live in an area where cuban food is very popular and served often at restaurants. I used half chicken broth and half water but otherwise followed the recipe. I think this had very little fla...