Rating: 4 stars 4.1
95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

This simple recipe for saffron rice includes butter, onion, and saffron. It has been used in my family for quite some time and has always been a favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.

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  • Pour in rice and stir to coat. Stir in water, parsley flakes, saffron, and 3 drops of yellow food coloring (optional). Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 113mg. Full Nutrition
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