Chicken and Yellow Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 small can pimientos, minced
  • 2 cups raw rice

Instructions

  1. Fry chicken in olive oil with onions and garlic.
  2. When browned on both sides, add tomatoes and water. Boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add bay leaf, salt, saffron, bell pepper, paprika and cornstarch. Cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add rice and cook for about 25 more minutes. If rice becomes dry, add more water as needed.
  5. Add pimientos and cook for 10 more minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf before serving.