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Yellow Rice - Arroz Amarillo

A Simple & Complete Latin Staple

Yellow rice, or Arroz Amarillo, is a staple in the homes of many Latino families. Virtually every Hispanic culture relies on a yellow rice recipe as the basis of many meals.

Make this simple GOYA® yellow rice recipe a favorite in your home, too—the GOYA® Sazón with Coriander and Annatto will make it scrumptious. You can also use GOYA® Yellow Rice for a complete mix that makes Arroz Amarillo in no time.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 min.

Total time: 50 min.


2 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)

¼ green bell pepper, finely chopped (about ¼ cup)

1 medium tomato, finely chopped, (about ½ cup)

1 packet GOYA® Powdered Chicken Bouillon

1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

1 cup CANILLA Extra Long Grain Rice


1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Turn off heat; set aside.
2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions and peppers; cook until soft and translucent, 5 – 8 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, chicken bouillon and sazón; cook until warmed through.
3. Pour rice into pot; stir to coat. Cook rice 1 minute. Pour in hot water; stir to combine. Bring rice mixture to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until rice is tender and water is absorbed completely, about 25 minutes.
4. Fluff rice with a fork and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.
Tip By La Cocina Goya

Quick Save for Scorched Rice

If your rice starts burning, don’t panic! Instead, carefully bring the pot to the sink, run cold water over the bottom (to stop the cooking process) and gently shake the rice into a new saucepan, excluding any burnt grains. For extra insurance, place a slice of bread on top of the rice; cover the pan, and finish cooking. The bread will absorb any lingering burnt smell to help your grains taste as good as you intended.

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