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.
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Cuban Style Yellow Rice
- 1 cup Rice
- 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
- ⅛ tsp Annatto seed powder
- ¼ tsp Paprika
- ½ cup Green peas
- to taste Salt Pepper &
- Rinse and drain rice.
- 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.