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    Easy Spanish Yellow Rice

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    Marina J.'s Note:

    I'm a lazy cook so when I had a craving for my grandmother's yellow rice, I figured out a recipe that would taste the same and be simple. Amounts and ingredients can be changed according to your tastes and it keeps well too! This is a kind of spanish rice that my Domincan grandmother makes, using tumeric instead of saffron to give the rice its color, with peas, shallot/onion, and garlic.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add the shallots and garlic and cook until they start to brown, around 2-3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add rice, broth, tumeric, and salt. Add frozen peas; I usually add enough to cover the surface of the broth (you can gauge this by adding them little by litte, they usually float to the top). Bring to a boil; this may take a few minutes.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender and liquid is absorbed, this takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes depending on tastes and your stove!
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for a little extra flavor.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 23, 2010

      My DH and I where at my mother's house and my Puerto Rican grandmother made this rice with peas. He asked if I could duplicate it and I told him well I could try....OMG!!! So glad I used this came so close to hers and he loved it!!! The only thing a did different was sub out corn for the peas...Yummy!!!! Thx 4 sharing!

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    • on October 09, 2014


      I've made this recipe at least a dozen times or more now! I use what I have on hand... onion powder and minced garlic, and I fry nothing, I just throw it all in together and make it in the microwave. Large bowl and cover with a plate for 22 minutes on 6 power. Comes out perfect every time and no burnt rice on the bottom! I will never buy Zataran's prepared rice ever ever again! LOVE IT!

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    • on July 15, 2014


      I looked up a recipe for yellow rice while I was standing in the aisle of my local grocery store, dismayed at all the weird stuff the packaged rice mixes add in. Gross. I thought this would be simple and tasty, and I was not disappointed! It was the perfect complement to the shrimp fajitas I made, was simple to make, and my wife loved it so much she had two helpings! Turmeric is some awesome stuff, and it makes this rice look beautiful on the plate. Thanks for an easy, delicious recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Spanish Yellow Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 557.6
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1171.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 113.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 10.2 g

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    vegetable broth

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