Plain white rice or arroz blanco is the base of most Colombian main dishes while Arroz Amarillo, or Yellow Rice, is a very popular side dish around the country. I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from my readers asking me how to make this yellow rice, so here it is, the recipe as taught to me by my mom.
- 2 cups of uncooked long grain rice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
- 2 ¼ cups water
- ½ teaspoon of ground achiote or color
- Salt to taste