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    Spanish Yellow Rice

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    echo echo's Note:

    A lovely side dish for those who like saffron. May be made with low-sodium bouillon if you wish.

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    1. 1
      Cook rice in oil or butter, stirring, until opaque.
    2. 2
      Add salt, saffron and bouillon.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil, immediately turn heat to low, cover, and simmer 16-20 minutes, until rice is tender. (If after 16-18 minutes you find more liquid is needed, add water as necessary, up to 1 cup maximum).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2013


      This was a very good alternative to the boxed yellow rice I usually use to accompany Mexican food. I used American shredded saffron, not really threads or powdered, and I used about 3 pinches. I didn't get a very yellow result (I think probably you'd need turmeric for that deep yellow, and I didn't have any), but the taste was delicious. I also added about 2 Tbsp sweet red pepper, much to my kids' dismay. My husband loved it. I think I'll be using this recipe from now on and scrapping those salty boxes of yellow rice!

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    • on December 31, 2008


      Did not have powdered saffron either...BUT this recipe was preferred by DH & DD over the way I have been making Spanish rice for many years...imagine that?! Wasn't sure how much saffron "threads" to add, but used what Iwould consider "a pinch and a half". I did add 1 tsp minced jarred garlic to rice while browning and also some fresh ground black pepper. Used 1 1/2 cups chicken boullion and 1 1/2 cups tomato boullion. Made with Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew). Thanks for this!

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    • on January 23, 2008


      Not having the powdered saffron, I used saffron threads. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and actually came out to be 3 servings. The rice was cooked in the chicken broth. This was served as a side with Low Fat Chicken Enchiladas With High Fat Taste.. Delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spanish Yellow Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (56 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 313.6
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 388.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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