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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.


23 serving

Total time

40 minutes




  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 onion (Small , finely chopped)
  • ⅛ tsp Annatto seed (powder)
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • to taste Salt Pepper (&)


  1. Rinse and drain rice.
  2. Combine rice, 2cups of water, onion, annatto powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. 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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