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Peruvian Sazon Orange Rice

Peruvian Sazon Rice

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  • Author: Chef Lisa @ A Pinch of Salt Lake
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: side, rice
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Peruvian


Peruvian Sazon orange rice is a delicious side dish for grilled meat. Make your own sazon seasoning to have on hand.


  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 12/3 cups water
  • 1 envelope Sazón Goya Con Culantro Y Achiote (Goya seasoning with cilantro and annatto) or 2 teaspoons DIY Sazon Spice Mix


  1. Using a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the rice under cool water for 2 minutes or until the water coming from the bottom of the strainer is clear, not cloudy.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the rinsed rice, water, and spice mix, then stir to combine.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, then cover the saucepan with a lid. Reduce the heat to low and just let the rice cook (undisturbed) for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Uncover and fluff the cooked rice with a fork.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm.


You can also use the finger method to judge the amount of water needed to cook perfect rice. Add the rinsed rice to a saucepan. Place your index finger so it just touches the rice. Add enough water to just come to the first knuckle.