Spicy Corn Rice

Tasty Spicy Yellow Rice with Corn

This Spicy Yellow Rice is fluffy, spicy and delicious. It is easy to make and so delicious. I am very confident you will love it too:)

Spicy corn-Rice

Yellow rice (also called Arroz Amarillo)  is a very popular traditional cuisine in the Latin American, Caribbean, Indian and South Africa among so many others.  Every Latin American country has its own ways of making yellow rice and there are many different ways for them to accomplish the yellow color. Some people use achiote oil as my grandmother did,  others use saffron or turmeric. My little tweak is to use my favorite tomato sauce. It’s true you can get yellow boxes in the supermarket, but there’s nothing better than yellow rice made from scratch. In this recipe, I use a can of corn however you can also use a can of mix vegetables and even a combination of the two. This is how the rice looks when using a can of mix vegetables (image down below). Either way, you decide to make this rice you will be delighted.

Spicy vegetable rice

Ingredients you’ll need:

  •   White rice
  • Corn (canned or frozen)
  • oil
  • garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • tomato sauce
  • cilantro
  • water

*for a more authentic Caribbean flavor use this Sofrito (2 tablespoons)

How to make this Yellow Rice

On a nonstick pan heat the oil over medium-low heat and add the garlic, salt, and pepper ( or you can add 1 tablespoon of my Sofrito). Make sure to stir and to keep the temperature on low so the garlic doesn’t burn.

Add the cilantro, jalapenos, tomato sauce and the corn (if you use a can of corn make sure to drain the water). For this recipe, I used corn from a can. Keep stirring

Next, add the water and increase the heat to medium-high.

After the water starts boiling, add the rice. Make sure to stir a few times to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom and burning ( this is very important).

Once the water has evaporated, cover the pan and lower the temperature to low heat for about 20 minutes or until rice grains are soft.

 

Yellow rice has been part of my weekly menu for years. We love to serve this dish with an avocado salad and fried green plantains.

Spicy-Corn-Rice

 

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Enjoy!

 

 

Spicy corn-Rice

Spanish Spicy Rice

Evelyn Saviñon
it's one of the most requested recipes in my household. It is the perfect combination of flavors and the Jalapeños gives this Spice Spanish Rice the perfect heat. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Latin American
Servings 6 people
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic - (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sprig cilantro
  • 2 cups corn kernels - ( can or fresh)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups white rice - long grain
  • 4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • On a nonstick pan heat the oil over medium-low heat and add the garlic, salt, and pepper ( or you can add 1 tablespoon of my Sofrito). Make sure to stir and to keep the temperature on low so the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the cilantro, jalapenos, tomato sauce and the corn (if you use a can of corn make sure to drain the water). For this recipe, I used corn from a can. Keep stirring
  • Next, add the water and increase the heat to medium-high. 
  • After the water starts boiling, add the rice. Make sure to stir a few times to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom and burning ( this is very important). 
  • Once the water has evaporated, cover the pan and lower the temperature to low heat for about 20 minutes or until rice grains are soft. 

Notes

  • Another substitute is a hot sauce or cayenne pepper.  
  • You can use fresh jalapenos or from a can.  Another substitute is a hot sauce or cayenne pepper. 
    *If spicy is not your preference just skip this step, the rice taste delicious as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCalories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1490mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 4.3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1.2mg
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*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

 

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