Side dishes

Quick and Simple Yellow Rice

Rice is one of those side dishes that can never grow old in my book. Yellow rice, in all it’s simplicity, can liven up any meal. Whether you accompany it with baked chicken, use it as a filling for burritos, or check out my collard green roll up’s they are quite tasty. The possibilities are endless with this side dish.

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often I wondered, as a child, what made yellow rice, yellow? Quite recently I discovered what it was, and to say the least not pleased in my finding’s, as far as the store-bought version goes. There was red 40 in there! yes, the stuff that colors just about everything but, an actual painting. I had been eating red 40 all these years! But, when you know better you do better, and that’s exactly how my version of this rice came in to fruition. The key is Saffron, annatto powder, and turmeric, all natural truly! all good. The saffron with its vibrant red color gives the rice depth. Turmeric renders a beautiful yellow color hence, yellow rice and annatto powder gives it a vibrant bright yellow color as well, naturally. You will probably never buy packaged yellow rice again it’s really that easy, and so much more healthy and tasty.

 

I”m pretty old school and love! to cook my rice on the stove top. Out of all the kitchen gadget’s I never desired to get a rice cooker and can I tell you how I love! kitchen tools, and gadget’s. But, feel free to use a rice cooker if that’s what you use I heard it works like a charm. There’s no wrong way of making this yellow rice it’s so easy you’ll have this ready in no time at all. A few ingredients and you’re on the way to cooking your new favorite rice recipe.

Saffron, is easily found in most grocery stores. Use a good quality saffron, your rice will have so much depth and flavor when you use a better quality ingredient such as saffron. You can check out Amazon for some great brands I recommend spending at least 12 dollars on this ingredient. Quality over quantity is a golden rule in most cases.

What also gives this yellow rice so much flavor is in place of water using chicken stock, or vegetable stock. Once I learned this simple key my rice dishes have not been the same. You can make your own stock with just about any left over vegetable and chicken you have in your fridge. Or you can make my homemade vegetable stock  I used for my ramen soup recipe here

Yellow rice

Yellow rice

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Quick and Simple Yellow Rice

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Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 20-25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 2 cup's of chicken or, vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon of saffron, about 2 pinches
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of annatto powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 3-4 stalks of scallions sliced thin, more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

1

In a medium sized pot, heat up stock to high heat

2

Add rice and all ingredients to the pot

3

Stir all ingredients well, cover pot with the lid.

4

Allow rice to come to a boil, then turn heat to low, and let it cook for 20-25 minutes

5

Make sure to check rice after 20 minutes its ready when all liquid is absorbed

6

Remove rice from stove, and let sit covered for 10 minutes

7

Garnish with extra scallion's and serve hot.

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A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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