Want to know the secret to make this great yellow rice and chicken recipe? The spices! Lucky for you, we’ve got that part sorted and ready for you in our Carolina® Yellow Rice Mix with seasonings.
Prepare the rice according to package directions.
Heat the oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Sauté shallots for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and sauté until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add peas, carrots, corn, and parsley. Sauté for 1 minute. Fold the mixture into the prepared rice.
Traditional Chicken and Yellow Rice is given its signature yellow color because of the tint that is released by the spices when added with liquid and heat. The rice blend can be prepared using water or your choice of chicken or vegetable broth.
To save on cook time, use frozen peas and carrots with canned sweet corn. If using frozen vegetables, make sure that they are properly thawed beforehand or add a few minutes onto the cooking time to let them heat through sufficiently.
As the rice is prepared ahead of time, use an instant pot or rice cooker to prepare the rice while you are preparing the other ingredients. Make this a meal prep idea by preparing ahead of time and bringing to work or school for a hearty lunch. Make sure to save some rice in the fridge to make an easy dish to prepare for a quick dinner.
while there are many ways to create a delicious dish of yellow rice, you can make this dish meat-free by omitting the chicken or substituting in your favorite vegetarian or vegan option.
If you want to add more heat to this recipe, swap out the Yellow Rice mix with Carolina® Spicy Yellow Rice Mix with seasonings and top with sriracha sauce.
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