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    Mexican Yellow Rice

    Mexican Yellow Rice. Photo by mickeydownunder

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    40 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    The yellow aspect comes from tangy achiote powder, also known as annatto. From Mexican: Healthy Ways With a Favorite Cuisine.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 cup long grain white rice
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 -2 teaspoon ground achiote powder (I tend to use closer to 2 teaspoons) or 1 -2 teaspoon achiote paste (I tend to use closer to 2 teaspoons)
    • 1 small white onion, finely minced
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 cups vegetable broth or 2 cups chicken broth
    • 1/2 jalapeno, finely minced (optional)
    • salt

    Garnish

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the rice in a heat-proof bowl and pour enough boiling water to cover. Let rice stand 20 minutes. Drain, then rinse under cool water. Drain again.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the achiote powder and cook for about 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
    3. 3
      Add the minced onion and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
    4. 4
      Stir in the rice, toss to coat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (The rice will want to stick to the bottom of the pan, so scrape it up using a metal spatula.).
    5. 5
      Pour in the broth, mix well and bring rice to a boil.
    6. 6
      Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer 25-30 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
    7. 7
      Just before serving, add the minced jalapeno if using, season to taste with salt. Transfer the rice to a serving dish and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 05, 2013

      55

      I LOVED making this today!<br/>For Cinco de Mayo, it provided a bit of Ole!<br/>I used homemade chicken stock, added chili and lime zest too!<br/>It was the perfect compliment to Pil Pibil...Thank you! WHOO HOO!

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    • on May 07, 2010

      45

      This is a really good, quick rice recipe. I made it for Cinco de Mayo with the recipezaar Picadillo recipe and it was delish. Very tasty and easy.

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    • on November 03, 2007

      55

      Oh my *this* is good rice! I happened upon achiote powder while browsing one day and have now found a way to use it! DH usually won't touch rice in any shape, form or fashion and he ate half of this - _mmmmmming_ all the while. I made a helluva mess in my kitchen but it's worth having a few red wooden spoons! The only boo-boo I made was to add the jalapeno in with the onion and garlic and even that was a pretty good move. This will defintely be reappearing on my menu! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Yellow Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (49 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 158.7
     
    Calories from Fat 42
    26%
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 2.1 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.0 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    achiote powder

    vegetable broth

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