Quick and Easy Saffron Rice

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

A mild side dish that won't overpower the entree. Use the thread saffron, which gives a much better flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan (that has a lid).
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until just soft.
  3. Add in the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the broth, saffron, and parsley.
  5. Cover and reduce the heat to low.
  6. Cook for 15-18 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Fluff with a fork before serving.


Most Helpful

Served this with sauted chicken breast, and salad. It is a very good rice recipe. I used butter instead of olive oil, I think that adds to the flavor. We will for sure have this again. Thanks :)

MizzNezz March 09, 2002

This is so good. The rice has a wonderful flavor that went perfct with grilled chicken.

nmj March 03, 2010

This is wonderful! I've made this 4 times now, and always follow the recipe exactly (which isn't like me) and it comes out great each time. My husband, 4 1/2 yr old, and 2 year old can't get enough of it either. thank you for sharing this great recipe.

Haversac July 18, 2008

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