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Fragrant Saffron Rice

Fragrant Saffron Rice

Oxmoor House MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.7g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 83mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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