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.
Combine rice, 2cups of water, onion, annatto powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
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.