Judy's Saffron Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

My sister just loves this rice. The last time she bought saffron threads it came in such a big package that she gave me some along with this recipe. It makes a bright yellow mild side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium pot, saute onion in oil until soft and lightly browned.
  2. Add rice to onions and saute for an additional 2 minutes or until browned, stirring constantly.
  3. Add chicken stock and saffron.
  4. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to low, cover pot and simmer for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Made this as written except for using just a pinch of saffron instead of 1 tablespoon. (The pinch was just right for DH and I). I needed to add some salt also but overall I definately will make this again. I served it with Halibut Onion Crunch#25897 and a green salad. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag game 2011.

mama smurf March 31, 2011

If the saffron is authentic, the two tablespoons are way too much. I used Iranian saffron and 1/4 teaspoon was enough for me.Browned the onion a bit too much and it showed in the taste, but I like fried onions. I needed a little more salt.

littlemafia December 09, 2009

I loved it! Saffron is a favorite spice for me. The aroma and the colour of it is so good! So, I followed the instructions but I also added salt. Thanks Karen67 for a tasty and colourful recipe!

katia May 15, 2007

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