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Cuban Style Yellow Rice

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.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: cuban
Servings: 23 serving


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
  • 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.


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