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Saffron Rice

This simple saffron rice recipe is infused with saffron flavor and is the perfect elegant side dish that pairs well with Middle Eastern and Spanish flavors. Cook it on the stove top or in a rice cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • pinch saffron threads (roughly 1/8 tsp)
  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup stock (veggie or chicken)

Instructions

Stove Top

  • Combine saffron threads and boiling water and allow to 'steep' for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a medium pot, combine saffron + boiling water with the basmati rice and all other ingredients.
  • Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes before serving.

Rice Cooker

  • Combine saffron threads and boiling water and allow to 'steep' for at least 5 minutes.
  • Combine saffron + boiled water with the basmati rice and all other ingredients.
  • Cook using the 'white rice' function (or regular function if there is not a white rice option).
  • Once the cook time is up, fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the batch | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg