Golden Saffron Rice

Golden Saffron RiceRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Saffron threads impart a rich golden-yellow hue to Golden Saffron Rice.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 137
Fat 3.6 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Sodium 121 mg


2 cups unseasoned hot cooked long-grain white rice simmered in water
1 tablespoon hot water
1/8 teaspoon saffron threads
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Start with hot cooked rice simmered in water. Combine 1 tablespoon hot water and saffron threads, and let stand 5 minutes; stir into rice. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine rice mixture, onion mixture, and kosher salt.


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