Saffron threads impart a rich golden-yellow hue to Golden Saffron Rice.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2013

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

137 calories; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; sodium 121mg.
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