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The second Cuban dish I made for #Food of the World challenge is this quick, simple and delicious Cuban style Yellow rice. Recipe is from All recipes and it needs just a few ingredients.

Rice gets its yellow color from annatto seed powder and paprika. Annatto is an orange-red condiment and food coloring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree. It imparts a yellow or orange color to foods and is also used to give flavor and aroma to dishes.

Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its color and flavor. Both the kids loved this mild tasting rice and it tasted yummy with the Cuban black beans.

Recipe from All Recipes:

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Cuban Style Yellow Rice Yum
Cuban Style Yellow Rice. Rice gets its yellow color from annatto seed powder and paprika. Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its color and flavor.
Cuban Style Yellow Rice
Course main course
Cuisine cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Annatto seed powder
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course main course
Cuisine cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Annatto seed powder
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Cuban Style Yellow Rice
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain rice.
  2. Combine rice, 2cups of water, onion, annatto powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15~20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the peas 5~7 minutes before the rice is completely cooked through. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 5~10 minutes before serving.
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