Yellow Rice


Ingredients for Sofrito
  • ¼ CUP PURE SPANISH OLIVE OIL
  • 2 GARLIC CLOVES, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 1 MEDIUM-SIZE ONION, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 1 SMALL GREEN BELL PEPPER, SEEDED AND FINELY CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP TOMATO SAUCE
  • ¼ CUP DRY SHERRY
  • ¼ CUP CHOPPED DRAINED PIMIENTOS
  • 1 BAY LEAF
Ingredients for Rice
  • 2 CUPS RAW LONG-GRAIN WHITE RICE
  • 4 CUPS WATER
  • 2 TEASPOONS SALT
  • ½ TEASPOON BIJOL
  • FRESH GROUND BLACK PEPPER TO TASTE

 

Preparation

In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, hear the oil until fragrant, then cook the garlic, onion, and bell pepper, stirring until tender, 6-8 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce, sherry, pimientos and bay leaf and cook 8-10 minutes.

Raise the heat to high, add the rice, water, salt and Bijol, and cook uncovered, over high heat until all the water has been absorbed and small craters appear on top of the rice, 10-15 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low, stir with a fork, cover, and cook until the rice is dry and fluffy, 10 minutes.

Enjoy.