Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper.
Yellow rice, or arroz amarillo in Spanish, is a culinary staple in nearly every Latin American culture. This savory side dish boasts an exciting blend of flavors that includes turmeric, onion and red pepper. Zatarain’s Yellow Rice is simple to prepare, cooks to fluffy perfection every time. Yellow Rice will be your new favorite trick for quick weeknight meals.
More than 1,500 years ago, North African immigrants brought rice to Spain, where the crop thrived. It wasn’t long before Spanish cooks were simmering rice with onions, bell pepper, garlic and tomatoes to create what is known in the U.S. as Spanish rice. Spanish rice is popular for its flavor and versatility.
Cilantro was one of many crops Spanish settlers introduced to Mexican culture centuries ago. The herb was quickly embraced, as it appealed to the local palate and married well with Mexican staple ingredients. A popular resulting flavor combination is on display in our Cilantro Lime Rice. Liven up your weeknight meals with this quick and easy, flavor-packed side dish.