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Quick Saffron Rice

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Saffron is not a cheap spice. However, this recipe calls for only a pinch of it. The final result is such a fantastically, fragrant and fluffy rice that it is well worth the cost. Make this for special occasions as this rice is beautiful for entertaining.
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Minced onion 2 Tablespoon
  Basmati/White long grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Heat the chicken stock. Add the saffron, cover the pot and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Heat a skillet with the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until lightly browned. Add the rice and cook, stirring often, until it dries up on all sides. Do not brown it.
Add the rice to the hot stock. Season with salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Steam the rice for 20 minutes. Do not uncover the pot for any reason! Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve as a side for your favorite dish. Enjoy!
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
How do you like your saffron rice to be-sweet or savor? However you make it, the result is fragrant and mildly spiced rice. In this video, chef makes savory rice to be served with main dishes. It is simple and delicious recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 528 Calories from Fat 97

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 2 g9.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.2 mg2.4%

Sodium 445.1 mg18.5%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.8%

Sugars 3.9 g

Protein 13 g25.3%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 7.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Quick Saffron Rice Recipe Video