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An Easy Yellow Rice and Peas Recipe

Yellow Rice and Peas

Yellow Rice and Peas is an easy-to-make delightful gourmet rice dish. The rice dish combines flavors of spices and our secret ingredient, Haitian Endui. It has a wonderful aroma, and it will have you craving more! This recipe is excellent when you are looking for something light to eat or want something new and different.

This Yellow Rice and Peas is not basic because it incorporates the delicious flavor of Haitian Endui, NouBess Hot Sauce, the sweetness of the peas, and the earthy aroma of yellow Rice. This recipe might be a good place to start if you’ve never had white Rice and peas or our famous Rice and beans.

Yellow Rice and Peas

What is yellow Rice?

Yellow Rice is healthy with plenty of vitamins and minerals and is a starchy staple of many cuisines. It’s made with white Rice spiced with turmeric and saffron, giving it a bright yellow color.

Several Nutritionists have stated that yellow Rice is healthier than white Rice. Yellow Rice is a great side dish that can be served with various meats, fish, and vegetables.

How to make Yellow Rice and Peas

You can make white rice and peas the same way as yellow Rice and peas, but the taste will be different, and the cooking time will be different as well—the reasons: 1) the taste of white Rice is different from yellow Rice. Yellow Rice is more flavorful; 2) yellow Rice takes longer to cook and requires more liquid/water.

The ingredients for the Yellow Rice and Peas Recipe

  • Yellow Rice: make sure you do not confuse this Rice for brown Rice, as they are very different. Look for plain yellow Rice, not for yellow Rice packaged with spices and not the Spanish version of yellow with seasonings.
  • Olive oil
  • Frozen Green Peas: do not use canned peas; frozen is better for this recipe.
  • Garlic: fresh garlic is much better for flavor.
  • Haitian Endui: the star of most rice recipes. This ingredient is used only for flavoring.
  • Chicken Bouillon Powder: I prefer powder rather than chicken broth or stock.
  • NouBess Hot Sauce: this is an optional ingredient. This hot sauce does add tons of flavor to grains.
  • Water: and not chicken broth or stock. This is to control the taste and seasonings better.

How to make the recipe

The same method applies to white Rice and peas or Rice and beans.

  • First, heat the oil in the pan. Add the chopped garlic and sliced onion. Cook stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Add the Haitian Endui, the chicken bouillon, and NouBess Hot Sauce if using. Stir to mix and cook briefly.
  • Add the peas and let cook, stirring for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cleaned rice, stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, gently stir the rice mixture, and boil. Once the water has almost evaporated, lower the heat and cook the rice covered for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with meat, seafood, poultry, or seasonal vegetables.

NOTES

  • Make this rice recipe as a side dish or main dish. The moisture in the peas will help cook the rice.
  • Make it with endui! The dish will be more delicious, and you only have to adjust the salt quantity. 
  • Not all chicken bouillon cubes are powdered chicken bouillon are the same. Both the taste and the sodium content are different. You can use chicken stock or vegetable stock if you prefer. I am not a fan of beef stock when cooking rice. The taste is not the same. 
  • This recipe uses 3 cups, and an 8 oz bag of frozen and thawed peas and carrots will serve about 6 to 8 people. 
  • Add a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, Air Fryer Tilapia, Roast Beet Greens, and avocado slices to serve this dish as a complete meal.
Yellow Rice and Peas

Yellow Rice and Peas

Yellow rice is a great side dish that can be served with various meats, fish, and vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • First, heat the oil in the pan. Add the chopped garlic and sliced onion. Cook stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Add the Haitian Endui, the chicken bouillon, and NouBess Hot Sauce if using. Stir to mix and cook briefly.
  • Add the peas and let cook, stirring for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cleaned rice, stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, gently stir the rice mixture, and boil. Once the water has almost evaporated, lower the heat and cook the rice covered for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with meat, seafood, poultry, or seasonal vegetables.

Notes

  • Make this rice recipe as a side dish or main dish.
  • The moisture in the peas will help cook the rice.
  • Make it with endui! The dish will be more delicious, and you only have to adjust the salt quantity.
  • Not all chicken bouillon cubes are powdered chicken bouillon are the same. Both the taste and the sodium content are different. You can use chicken stock or vegetable stock if you prefer. I am not a fan of beef stock when cooking rice. The taste is not the same.
  • This recipe uses 3 cups, and an 8 oz bag of frozen and thawed peas and carrots will serve about 6 to 8 people.
  • Add a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, Air Fryer Tilapia, Roast Beet Greens, and avocado slices to serve this dish as a complete meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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