Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until they start to brown, around 2-3 minutes.
  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. 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. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for a little extra flavor.
Most Helpful

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!

gatorgurl4life28 November 23, 2010

This recipe was easy for sure, but I felt like it lacked flavor someone. I think that i may have needed some more spices. I couldn't even taste the cumin or garlic powder.

Anonymous May 31, 2015

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!

Dara P. October 09, 2014