Classic Saffron Rice

Total Time
22mins
Prep
2 mins
Cook
20 mins

This is easy, simple and wonderful. The original recipe which was printed in the Spring 2005 Penzeys catalog, calls for long-grain rice; however, I liked it much better with basmati. Also, the original recipe called for minced onion but I found it worked very well with dried onion. I indicated that the butter is optional, because I did not add it.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch saffron, crumbled

Directions

  1. Rinse the rice well, drain.
  2. In a medium size saucepan, add the rinsed rice and remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
  4. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until stock is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Fluff with fork and serve.