This is a very easy and quick recipe. There are additional variations to enhance your rice experience. To add some kick to it, add a can of mixed veggies and decrease the chicken stock from 4 cups to 3 3/4 cups. Or you can add a can of beans to it. If you add beans, do not decrease the chicken stock. You can also add meat, sausage, ham, or even shrimp. If adding meat, no need to decrease chicken stock. You can add more salt or seasonings to taste.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken stock, rice, tomato sauce, olive oil, salt, sazon seasoning, garlic powder, and chicken bouillon in the rice cooker; stir to combine. Cover and cook according to manufacturers' instructions for one cycle until rice is tender and fluffy, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

252.4 calories; 5.2 g protein; 48.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 1222 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Because I have a small rice cooker I halved the recipe. The salt amount seemed like WAY too much and after reading the other review stating it was salty I chose to only use one third the amount of salt (so for a half batch I used 1 tsp instead of 1 tbsp). Am I ever glad I cut back! The seasonings were perfect so I can't even imagine how salty it would be with the full amount. With the reduced salt I really liked the overall flavor. It was a nice change of pace. The rice did come out a little mushy (even though I rinsed it first) so it would be a good idea to use a bit less liquid than called for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2012
We followed the recipe and it was salty! Perhaps 1-2 teaspoons are enough. Thanks! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Because I have a small rice cooker I halved the recipe. The salt amount seemed like WAY too much and after reading the other review stating it was salty I chose to only use one third the amount of salt (so for a half batch I used 1 tsp instead of 1 tbsp). Am I ever glad I cut back! The seasonings were perfect so I can't even imagine how salty it would be with the full amount. With the reduced salt I really liked the overall flavor. It was a nice change of pace. The rice did come out a little mushy (even though I rinsed it first) so it would be a good idea to use a bit less liquid than called for. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2012
We followed the recipe and it was salty! Perhaps 1-2 teaspoons are enough. Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Because I have a small rice cooker I halved the recipe. The salt amount seemed like WAY too much and after reading the other review stating it was salty I chose to only use one third the amount of salt (so for a half batch I used 1 tsp instead of 1 tbsp). Am I ever glad I cut back! The seasonings were perfect so I can't even imagine how salty it would be with the full amount. With the reduced salt I really liked the overall flavor. It was a nice change of pace. The rice did come out a little mushy (even though I rinsed it first) so it would be a good idea to use a bit less liquid than called for. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2018
This recipe is good and super easy to make. You could also add in some gandules (pigeon peas drained/rinsed) and cooked cubed or diced ham to the rice cooker. However please take some notes before proceeding to make this recipe as it really needs to be updated because it doesn t even match the author s original recipe. 1.41 oz of Sazon is the equivalent of 2 boxes. It should read 2 packets sazon NOT 2 (1.41 ounce) package sazon. Also when using sazon packets there s really no need to add the additional salt. Since the recipe has you use chicken stock I would omit the bouillon all together. Here s what I did after scaling recipe in half (5 servings): used 1.5 cups rice (jasmine is what I had) 1 cups chicken stock 2 tbsp. tomato sauce 1 tbsp olive oil tsp salt 2.5 tsp homemade sazon (you would want to use 1 packet Sazon if you have it) and 1.5 tsp garlic powder. Omitted the bouillon. This was very good this way. Yes lots of alterations were made here but they were all very necessary. Otherwise the recipe will come out extremely salty. If this recipe is ever updated I ll try again as written and likely increase my rating. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2017
I went with 1tsp of salt as others suggest which was a good suggestion. But in the recipe it says 2 (1.41oz) packages of sazon. Which is 2 whole boxes of 8 packets each. I figured this was way too much and it was. The rice comes out orange like the photo and not yellow. It's not bad but could be much better. Next time i'll just use a few of the little packets inside the box which are 1 gram each. The flavor in arroz amarillo should be more subtle. But the rice did come out of my cooker the perfect consistency not mushy at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
Made this to the tee and the entire family enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2019
I think you got the tablespoon measurement wrong fixed up. WAY too salty!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
Used fresh garlic and diced up some red bell pepper. Really tasted great. Will be making again for sure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2017
I left out the salt completely and added mixed vegetables. It was great!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2020
As a new generation Puerto Rican I had been looking for a rice cooker yellow rice recipe. This was so nice and easy. I made my rice with pork. Yumm Read More