A Taste of Yellow – LIVESTRONG Day

May 6, 2007 | Filed Under A Taste of Yellow, Food Blogging Events 



Barbara of Winos and Foodies is hosting an event called A Taste of Yellow — LIVESTRONG Day. In her words, "LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s (LAF) grassroots advocacy initiative to unify people affected by cancer and to raise awareness about cancer survivorship issues on a national level and in local communities across the country. LIVESTRONG Day 2007 will occur on Wednesday, May 16." You can read more about the event here. Basically, food bloggers are asked to prepare any type of food that contains the color yellow. I’d planned on trying a new recipe but I never had a chance to prepare it. Since I wanted to participate in this event, I’ve turned to a dish originally posted here. I think it’s a dish worth posting again. When I started cooking rice, it never turned out properly. It was either too hard or too soft, too soggy. I love rice but I never looked forward to making it. Now, I’m happy to say that my rice turns out perfectly. When I made this rice dish, I had no problems, thankfully. I love everything about the dish. The achiote oil is what makes the rice a beautiful yellow color. The sofrito, the special sauce, and the olives, make it taste extra special. It’s a real treat. So, I’m submitting this recipe of Yellow Rice and Corn for the A Taste of Yellow – LIVESTRONG Day event. Stop by Winos and Foodies to see the roundup of recipes that other Bloggers have contributed. Thanks Barbara for putting this event together. Have a great week, everyone! Paz


Ed. Note:  Barbara has posted a round up of the LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow recipes.  There were 143 149 entries!  Isn’t that awesome?  Go check it out!



Yellow Rice with Corn (Arroz Amarillo con Maiz) 1/2 cup Achiote Oil 1/2 cup Sofrito 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/2 cup alcaparrado or coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives 2 to 3 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 bay leaves 3 cups long grain white rice Homemade or canned chicken broth as needed (about 4 cups) 1. Heat the achiote oil in a heavy 4- to 5-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Stir in the sofrito and cook until most of the water is evaporated. Add the alcaparrado or olives, salt, cumin, pepper, and bay leaves, stirring to combine. When the mixture is bubbling, add the rice, stirring to coat and to fix the color to the rice. Pour in enough chicken broth to cover the rice by the width of two fingers. Bring to a boil and boil until the broth reaches the level of the rice. 2. Stir the rice once, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, without opening the pot or stirring. Gently fluff the rice up by scooping the rice from the bottom to the top. Serve hot. *The instructions omit when to include the corn. I added them in step one.

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27 Responses to “A Taste of Yellow – LIVESTRONG Day”

  1. Dear Paz,
    compliments for your new “home”.
    The recipe is fantastic as usual!
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Paz – I left a comment here yesterday, saying your new blog looked very nice and that I liked the header a lot. Don’t see it today, not sure if you’re moderating comments on this site or whether it got gobbled up by the blogosphere!

  3. Great new site:grin:!
    Your rice dish looks very good…

  4. Hi Paz – congrats on the new site – it looks great!
    …and wonderful submission! I’ve never heard of achiote oil before, though. Is it spicy?

  5. Dear Paz, congratulations on your wonderfully designed new weblog ! I love it – and I immediately knew why the banner has been designed in this way, it refers to your kitchen dances when you add herbs to what you are cooking ! Sorry for my absence during the past weeks, but for obvious reasons I have been incredibly busy. I am going to catch up soon ! Much love from Vienna, angelika

  6. Love your new look. I hope to see more great stuff here.

  7. Great rice dish, Paz. So, where’s the lemon pie? 😉 Did you ever think of purchasing a rice cooker? If you don’t have one, I suggest buying one at an Asian market (in Chinatown, perhaps). You can never go wrong with one of those. We got one for a wedding gift and I think it’s the most used appliance in our kitchen. Oh. Here’s another suggestion: get married, someone will give you one (me, perhaps?). Whichever route you decide to take, please own a rice cooker someday.

  8. I love that colour!


  9. Hi Saffron! Thank you! Have a great week, too!

    Hi Sra! I believe your comment was posted in the section below. Under the ‘dog treats’ post. Thanks so much for taking time out to post a comment.

    Hi Rosa: Thanks!

    Gilly! Hi! I forgot to post the link earlier. Inow posted a link for achiote oil and sofrito. The oil is made by using achiote seeds in the oil. I don’t believe it has any type of spicy taste. It is more for the coloring, think. Just like saffron is used…

    Hi Angelika: I eagerly await on more news on your new kitchen.

    Hey there Ming the Merciless: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a mess!

    Hi Mari: Thanks for the tip. I’ll keep my eye out for the appliances. 😉

    Hi J: I like the color, too!

    Thanks, everyone, for stopping by here!


  10. Love the new look Paz. Thanks for your entry. I love rive and your way looks delicious.

  11. Hello Paz,
    Lovely new site and thanks for your recipe. Your recipe is always tasty and my children even loves to eat.

  12. Paz, this rice is beautiful! I have to look for achiote oil!

  13. Yum! And love, love, love your new site! 😛


  14. Perfect dish especially for this event!

  15. Hi Barbara: Thanks again for putting this together. It is a wonderful idea!

    Hi Sim: Thank you very much. I also like our blog as well.

    Hi Gattina: You can make your own achiote oil!

    Hi Christine: Thanks!

    Hi Tanna: Thank you!!

    Best to all,

  16. Hi Paz, I love your new home. And the banner is awesome. Looks beautiful. And the rice looks delicious. Great entry for A Taste of Yellow.

  17. Hi Mandira! Thank you! Nice to see you here!


  18. Paz!
    you are really terrific.I thought of many designs.Of which this design came into my mind or dreams.Somehow I have to come to a concise decision..Your new site is simply superb.How happy I am that you will never know to see this site…

  19. Oh Paz! Fabulous new site!!! Everything looks great :) As does that rice…yum! We eat rice here a lot…I’m sure my husband would love this!

  20. Hey Paz! the new website looks great! And is that cilantro in the banner? LOVE IT!

  21. Hi Ramya! Thank you very much!

    Hi Joey: Thank you! Happy eating! 😉

    Hi Ed: Yes, that’s a cilantro bunch in the banner. My favorite herb. 😉

    Thanks everyone, for stopping by and your comments!


  22. hi there. Hope you don’t mind me stopping in at random. Your header is fantastic and your site is making me so hungry! Must go raid kitchen!

  23. Hi Melissa: Welcome! Thanks for your compliment. :mrgreen:


  24. This recipe sounds so good! Love your new blog layout, it looks great!

  25. Michele! Hi! Thanks! I’m glad you could stop by!


  26. […] year she organized the event and 149 bloggers participated.  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  This is what I made last year for the event.  Here is the roundup of 2007 entries.  Check it out when you can, there […]

  27. […] her 2007 roundup and 2008 roundup part 1 and part 2.  You can see my entries for the events here and […]

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