Easy Mexican Yellow Rice with kid friendly option.

I've always made yellow rice. Most people call it Mexican rice. Either way its a family favorite. When my son was younger, he did not like that I added chopped red and green peppers. So my Best friend recommended I add corn. I could still sneak in some veggies and get him to eat it.

Yellow rice pictured with homemade Pico de Gallo!


  • 2 tablespoons of butter, I prefer unsalted
  • 2 cups of white rice Long grain
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 packet of Sazon with Coriander and Annatto, I like the Goya brand one. 
  • 1 cup of canned corn- drained
  • Powder Chicken base- to taste. I usually start with whats recommended for 2 cups of rice and work my way up. Because brands vary so much. I will explain later how I decide.

This is the Sazon I use.

Cooking directions:

  • In a Large pot (at least 2 quart size). Place the butter in pot on medium heat.
  •  Once the butter starts to melt add the rice. Stir the rice in the melted butter until it has a slight golden yellow color.
  • Add the water. Be careful the water will bubble up so add it slowly. 
  • Add 1 packet of Sazon. Add chicken base. *I recommend you start with whatever is the recommended for making 6 cups of rice. Brands vary so I personally taste some of the broth*
  • Stir the mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Once its boiling, stir again, lower the heat to a low setting. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Check rice. Once its done to your liking mix in corn. Leave on lowest heat for 2 minutes or until the corn is heated up **If you prefer a more traditional rice replace the corn with chopped green and red peppers. 

I am a coffee addict. I have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember. When I was offered to test the Java Factory variety pack and host a giveaway. I was ecstatic. I got to try some great coffee and share it with all of you. 

The flavors included in the Java Factory Variety Pack are: 

  • Wakey Wakey- A Light roast
  • Smooth Caffeinator- Medium roast
  • Dark And Handsome- An Extra Bold roast
  • Da Bomb- Double caffeinated Extra Bold Roast Dark roast
  • Choconut- Chocolate and Coconut flavored coffee
  • Vanilla Dream- Vanilla and Toffee flavored coffee

My Review of each flavor: 

  • Wakey Wakey- This is the lightest roast. I did like it but it was my least favorite. I prefer a darker roast.
  • Smooth Caffeinator- This was the First flavor I tried. Its a great smooth coffee. This is the perfect anytime coffee. Not too bold but too light either. Hence the name medium. Haha!
  • Dark and Handsome- What girl doesn't want something dark and handsome. This is one of my favorites. It is a bold coffee with that Good morning Kick.
  • Vanilla Dream- If I had to pick this was my favorite this is it. Especially after I added a bit of creamer. This is a great medium roast with vanilla and hints of toffee flavor. 
  • Choconut- Personally I dislike mocha or chocolate coffees. But this I liked this one. Because it had a chocolate hint of flavor. Not like some brands that add too much. Also you can taste the coconut flavor without either being overpowering.
  • Da Bomb- I am a coffee addict so I could not wait to try this. This flavor does not disappoint. Its bold and packs a kick. And keeps me up. For the girl who always wants an " Extra Shot" at the coffee shops. This is the perfect cup.

Java Factory Variety Pack Giveaway!

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I received this complementary product for review. However, the thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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