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Easy Spanish Yellow Rice

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“I'm a lazy cook so when I had a craving for my grandmother's yellow rice, I figured out a recipe that would taste the same and be simple. Amounts and ingredients can be changed according to your tastes and it keeps well too! This is a kind of spanish rice that my Domincan grandmother makes, using tumeric instead of saffron to give the rice its color, with peas, shallot/onion, and garlic.”

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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until they start to brown, around 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add rice, broth, tumeric, and salt. Add frozen peas; I usually add enough to cover the surface of the broth (you can gauge this by adding them little by litte, they usually float to the top). Bring to a boil; this may take a few minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender and liquid is absorbed, this takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes depending on tastes and your stove!
  5. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for a little extra flavor.

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