Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)


The heart and soul of a Spanish home is its kitchen.  

Our family traveled to Spain this summer. We spent two weeks with our host family who shared their hospitality, culture and food, with us.  Our lives are forever changed.  I will be working on a post about our experience which included the privilege of watching our host prepare a family style paella that I would like very much to share with you.  Stay tuned!

This recipe is reminiscent of the soulful spirit of the Spanish table and highlights the flavors of the culture which includes olive oil, onion and garlic.  

A delicious one pot meal that is easy to prepare and is destined to be shared with family and friends.   If you want to "Jazz up" this meal include a homemade Autumn Sangria and flan for dessert.


Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)
Serves 8-10


Ingredients
1-1/2 lb.. chicken 
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 packet of a Spanish seasoning product called Sazon (includes saffron and turmeric to provide the yellow color to the rice).
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup cooking wine
1-(16-ounces) green peas
1 (4-ounces) red pimento ( either diced, in strips or whole)
2 bay leaves
1- (8-ounces) tomato sauce
1-(12-ounces) beer 
4 cups Valencia rice (pearl rice) or regular rice if not available.
4 cups water

Directions:
Using a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil and brown chicken along with onions and garlic.  Add spices (Paprika through Spanish seasoning packet).  Add the liquids except the beer.  Add the uncooked rice and 1/2 of the green peas.  Stir well, cover and cook for approximately 30-45 minutes 
(the remaining peas and the pimentos are used to layer on the cooked chicken and yellow rice.)  Stir through and cover again.  If you notice the rice does not have enough liquid, add more water and reduce the heat and simmer longer until the rice is very moist.  When the rice is cooked, add the beer and stir.  The dish is ready to serve.

Enjoy!


33 comments:

Susan Sevig said...

What a wonderful recipe. I am anxious to try it and also waiting to hear all about the trip. Sounds amazing.

Gloria Baker said...

Look delicious!

Monet said...

What a gorgeous recipe! Ryan and i went to Spain for our honeymoon. I would love to create this dish for us at home!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your trip to Spain with your family sounds like such fun. I can't wait to hear about about it and try this amazing Spanish dish. I enjoy knowing more about the different spices found in the various countries.
Sam

Rambling Tart said...

I'm excited to hear more about your trip, Velva. :-) This recipe sounds fantastic!!

Angie Schneider said...

A soul-satisfying and delicious meal, Velva.

From the Kitchen said...

What a delicious and lovely dish. I'll look forward to your travel post and a recipe for paella.

Best,
Bonnie

Taste of Beirut said...

Grew up enjoying this dish; had a vague idea of its origin. Wish I could visit Spain at some point.

The JR said...

Looks good. We love rice and use it a lot.

Taste of Beirut said...

Wow! Looks like it is packed with flavor! Love the colors too. Looking forward to your upcoming paella recipe.

Tina said...

Looking forward to your post about your trip - sounds exciting. Love Arroz con Pollo and we just had it for lunch at Gordos (on Timberland at Market Square) Nothing like the homemade real thing though.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmm looks delicious and I bet it was. Have a good day, Diane

Big Dude said...

The dish looks delicious Velva - always great to bring home recipes from another country. How does this host-family thing work?

Regina said...

Haven't made chicken and yellow rice in awhile and always bought the yellow rice packets for this dish. Well that's gonna change now as Kenny and I both love your version and will be trying it soon, very soon! Thanks Velda for the inspiration...............

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, What a great experience and memories. I will look forward to the pictures and post.
A delicious and healthy meal. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Alfreda James said...

Yummo! The yellow color in the dish is mesmerizing!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking pollo con arroz amarillo. Just shows how much you must have enjoyed during your stay in Spain. Lovely pics as well.
Deepa

sangeeta said...

This looks just like north Indian chicken pulao that is made as a one pot meal to be served with raita. I would love these Spanish flavours in the rice. Yum.

Jem @ Lost in Utensils said...

Can't wait to hear about your Spanish adventures Velva. Spain is next on my holiday list-such a food mecca!

Jocelyn Delk Adams said...

This pollo chicken dish is seriously fantastic!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

one pot meal at its best. I love love using yellow rice. It has so much flavor with the chicken. This looks delicious. Yeah for Spain! glad you went and can't wait to hear more about it

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I love one pot meals like this one. It's too hot to turn the oven on this week but I'll look forward to making this soon. I'm not sure that I have seen Sazon in a local market but I'm going to look for it. Lovely summer dish, Velva.

Susan Lester said...

Yum, Velva! This looks wonderful! A great presentation and flavor combination.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Your chicken with yellow rice sounds delicious. After all our years of living in south Florida, my husband and I loved this dish and make it often. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your time in Spain….I'm sure it was memorable.

Penny said...

What a simple and flavorful sounding dish Velva. Looking forward to your travel blogs. We've missed traveling across the pond this year.

Bill said...

Velva, I'm so sorry that I've been AWOL the last few weeks. My summer schedule has consumed my blog reading time. Any, I'm back and just wanted to say this is such a great recipe. I just don't know what's more basic and delicious than chicken and rice. I look forward to hearing about your trip! Great post and delicious recipe

Leigh said...

What a fantastic experience for your family. I love one dish meals and this one promises to be a treat to try.

Roz Corieri Paige said...

This looks absolutely amazing Velva! I loved following your photos on Instagram of your trip to Spain and posts on Facebook! What an experience! Did you get my note that I have fallen in love with your honey? I told my daughter about it since I've never found 'wildflower' honey. I'm going to send you real money for more someday! Plus I've got something that I made for you too!
Roz

Lori said...

My family loves this type of dish. We had a similar version at a friends house, and they went nuts!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

This looks amazing and I can smell your kitchen right now!! LOVE chicken and yellow rice!!

Chris said...

Pinned it! I adore arroz con pollo but only have ever had the Mexican version, can't wait to try this Spanish style one.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I have had many great variations on arroz con pollo, but I have never seen one with beer. This is one I definitely have to check out.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

what a wonderful experience and you can relive the memories through the recipes lovely

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