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Golden Saffron Rice

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Saffron threads impart a rich golden-yellow hue to Golden Saffron Rice.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 137
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • sodium 121 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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