*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.
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.
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.
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.