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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.
Ingredients
  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
Directions

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
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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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