Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

My family loves Mahatma's Saffron Yellow rice, but I don't love the sodium content! This is close enough that my family doesn't know the difference, but I do... oh well, I shall perfect it in time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything and store in an airtight container.
  3. In a saucepan; combine the rice mix, 2 cups of water and 1 t. oil. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until rice is done.
Most Helpful

4 5

This reciped gets four stars with an asterisk, because it really is a 5-star recipe if the spices were doubled. It took a few times making it to get the flavor up where our family wanted it by doubling everything but the rice. Once we did that, it became a family staple, we make it all the time! I make the spice mix in bulk, stored in small containers to mix with 1 cup of dry rice at a time, rather than pre-mixing in the rice. The hardest part is just measuring out the ingredients. With the spices already mixed, this is just as easy as making a package of Mahatma! Thanks, this is excellent.

5 5

This is first recipe review that I have ever written, but I absolutely love this one. I love yellow rice, live in Tampa and eat Cuban food regularly. And this one rivals the 40 year old, iconic, Tampa Cuban restaurant, La Teresita. I typically use recipes as rough outlines rather than a firm plan, but this one I follow exactly, except I add 3 ingredients about 4 minutes before the 20 minutes are up. I add frozen peas, and sautéed onions(I use almost half a cup of each, but of course any amount is a nice touch), and give it a solid dusting of Tony Chachere's. Of course Tony's add more salt, but it works for me. Hats off to you TattooedMamaOf2.

5 5

We loved this just as it was and oh so easy to make, I premixed the spices with rice in the morning and left them in the pot with lid on and all I had to do was add the water (I used hot water from the kettle) and all done in under 30 minutes, thank you TattooMamaof2, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.