We are big rice eaters in my house and one of my specialties is Latin yellow rice. This is a delicious side dish for any chicken or meat dish!
A lot of people tell me they can't make rice, this is a fool proof method to make perfect fluffy rice every time!
Latin Yellow Rice
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 3/4 cup • Points+: 5 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 193.2 • Fat: 2.1 g • Protein: 3.8 g • Carb: 38.8 g • Fiber: 1 g
- 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
- 4 tsp canola oil
- 1 chicken bullion cube
- 5 medium scallions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 4 cups water
- 1 packet Badia Sazon* (or homemade)
- 1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
As the water boils down and just barely skims the top of the rice, turn the flame to very low and cover 15 minutes. The steam will cook the rice so do not open. After 15 minutes, shut the flame off and let it sit at least 5 more minutes. This will finish cooking the rice without burning the bottom.
*Badia makes a sazon that contains no msg. You could also use achiote, turmeric or a pinch of saffron in place of the sazon.