Arroz Amarillo (Yellow Rice)
With its vibrant color and flavor, yellow rice is a staple in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Cuba, it's traditionally garnished with pimentos, but I sometimes top it with sliced scallions. Serve it with Cuban-style roast pork, ropa vieja or as a side to grilled meats, poultry or seafood.
long grain rice
or basmati rice
or to taste
sliced, or green onions, for garnish (optional)
Rinse rice under cold water in mesh strainer; drain.
Place rice in a medium-large saucepan and add the water. Stir in the onion, salt, annato powder, paprika, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan, and simmer for 20 minutes, until water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Serve garnished with pimento slices or green onions.