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Old 09-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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I got curious because ELF said he saw yellow rice on supermarket shelves. How can cooked rice be on supermarket shelves?
ELF, are you still around to answer this question?
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:32 PM   #12
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rice can be made yellow with anato, turmeric, or saffron. saffron is the most expensive and gives the most flavor. It is the custom of many cuisines to color rice with spices and or vegetables (tomato broth for example) as well as to give it flavor. We Americans of a certain generation had rice and gravy with our roasted chicken on a Sunday. The gravy flavored the rice and also colored it.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #13
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This is probably what ELF was referring to:
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Annatto powder is typically used in yellow rice, rather than either saffron, or turmeric.
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Thanks Andy M.
Do you think the rice was precooked with either saffron or turmeric or Annatto powder. Could you tell from the box?
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Thanks Andy M.
Do you think the rice was precooked with either saffron or turmeric or Annatto powder. Could you tell from the box?
I believe that brand comes with a spice packet, "Yellow Rice" is the name of the end product. HTH!
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #17
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Do you think the rice was precooked with either saffron or turmeric or Annatto powder. Could you tell from the box?
I've used this and other Goya mixes. They are pretty good.

The box contains rice and an envelope of flavorings that you add to the pot. The rice is white until you mix in the envelope.
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Thank you Andy M.
You nailed it just right. There is not such a thing as yellow rice. The rice becomes yellow with the cooking process. The name Goya and the Arroz Amarillo on the box suggest that it might come from Spain. In that case I suspect what turns the rice yellow would be saffron.
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I'm sure that it's raw rice inside the Goya box of yellow rice, Franka, with flavors included.
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Thank you Andy M.
You nailed it just right. There is not such a thing as yellow rice. The rice becomes yellow with the cooking process. The name Goya and the Arroz Amarillo on the box suggest that it might come from Spain. In that case I suspect what turns the rice yellow would be saffron.
Google, 'Spanish Yellow Rice' to see some recipes.
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