Saffron Rice

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup long-grain, white rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • Pinch saffron threads
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

In a large saucepan or pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions while stirring in the rice to coat with the butter. Pour in the chicken stock, saffron, salt and pepper. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork before serving.


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Only use 2 cups broth and it will be great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seems like way too much water to me. 3 cups water to a cup of rice? Onion rice mush and a waste of saffron. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Love this, but I put 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of tumeric in, it gives it a nice flavor... I make it when I make Yogurt marinated chicken kebobs.... Wonderful combination.. I recently learned how to make zitar and injera breads item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this for my family and they loved it. It has a subtle flavor, yet it tastes awesome. Recipe did not yield for more than 3 people. I made this to go with Paulas Chicken Georgia it was awesome!!! Enjoy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time using saffron and I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma was fantastic. I listened to other reviewers and only used 2 cups of broth. However, my rice was still mushy, not fluffy. Then again, I don't think I've ever made "fluffy" rice. Is this caused by too much liquid? I'll have to try again. I'll also need to find more recipes to use up more saffron. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula! I always used the boxed saffiron rice, however I got brave! I tried making this recipe and it was a hit ;D I added some peas and carrots and only used two cups of chicken stock and it was so yummy and colorful too. I will keep this recipe as a keeper. Thank you for all of your good meals. Much love, Susie item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. If you can afford saffron, you'll really like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock/broth and this great side dish becomes the perfect fasting side dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, easy and quick to make! I also cut back on the liquid (used 2 cups instead) Came out perfect. My husband and 4 year old son loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a different taste, but the onion and saffron were nice. Very nice mix of flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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