Fragrant Saffron Rice



8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 120
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 22.7 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 83 mg
Calcium 14 mg


2 (8.5-ounce) packages microwaveable precooked basmati rice (such as Uncle Ben's Ready Rice)
Cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup frozen petite green peas
1 (.035-ounce) envelope flavoring and coloring for yellow rice (such as Vigo)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


1. Microwave rice according to package directions.

2. While rice cooks, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add green peas; sauté 1 minute or until peas are thoroughly heated.

3. Place rice in a large bowl; stir in sautéed vegetables, rice flavoring and coloring, salt, and crushed red pepper. Toss well. Sprinkle with almonds.