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Arroz Amarillo (Spanish Yellow Rice)

Author Delish D'Lites


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cup parboiled rice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas optional


  1. Heat a pot to medium heat, then add the olive oil.
  2. Saute the chopped onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Add the chicken broth/water, chicken bouillon, turmeric, thyme, and bay leaves.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then add the rice.
  5. Stir, then cover the pot and lower the heat to medium low.
  6. Cook the rice for 25-30 minutes, until the stock has been fully absorbed and the rice is fully cooked.
  7. Remove the thyme and bay leaves, then stir in the peas, if desired.