Yellow rice (Arroz Amarillo)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
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Yellow rice is a very popular and a must rice dish in Latin culture. It is quick and easy. You can serve these along with any Mexican dish like tacos or in burritos or just enjoy just like that.
  • 1 cup white rice soaked
  • 2- Bay leaves
  • 2tsp oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chicken/vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp turmeric or saffron
  • 50 gm peas, carrots and any other vegetable you want to add.
  1. First of all, take a pan and add oil. Add bay leaf and sliced onions and fry it in oil.
  2. Add minced garlic to it and cook till done.
  3. Now add the boiled vegetables which you want to add. Mix it nicely.
  4. Now add chicken or vegetable broth, turmeric, salt and bring it to boil.
  5. Once it starts boiling, add soaked rice.
  6. Cover the pan and let the rice cook completely in the broth.
  7. Serve it hot with a gravy or dry chicken or vegetable salad on the side.
You can make it with chicken broth or vegetable broth according to your choice.
Use long grain rice as it tastes better. You can include vegetable according to your liking.
The authentic Spanish rice has tomatoes and green bell peppers added along with onions which can be added while adding broth.
This is my own version of Aaroz Amarillo but the basic concept is same.
Recipe by Kreativemommy at