Arroz Amarillo con Maíz (Yellow Rice With Corn)

Arroz Amarillo con Maíz (Yellow Rice With Corn)

Try this simple yet tasty recipe for yellow rice and corn. It goes well with just about any meal, whether it has a Latin theme or not.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil or annatto/achiote oil over medium heat until it shimmers.
  3. Step 3

    Add the sofrito and sauté lightly until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add the sazón packet (if not using annatto oil), Spanish Manzanilla olives, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Stir the mixture to combine the ingredients.
  5. Step 5

    When the mixture starts to bubble, add the corn kernels and rice. Thoroughly stir the mixture again to coat the rice and corn with color.
  6. Step 6

    Slowly pour in the water (or chicken stock ), while stirring. Bring the ingredients to a rolling boil over high heat.
  7. Step 7

    Allow it to boil undisturbed for 1 to 2 minutes, then stir the rice mixture again.
  8. Step 8

    Reduce the heat to low and cover with the lid. Continue to cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Remove the lid and fluff the rice.
  10. Step 10

    Then cover again, remove from the heat, and let it sit about 5 minutes more. Remove and discard the bay leaf and serve.