Saffron Rice

Recipe by Sweetiebarbara
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    teaspoon saffron (include threads, if you have them)
  • 12
    cup hot water (for dissolving saffron)
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 1 12
    cups uncooked rice
  • 1
    medium onion (chopped)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 2 12
    cups hot water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put 1/2 cup water in a 1 cup glass measuring cup and heat.
  • Remove and add saffron, set aside.
  • Put rice, onion and salt into a glass 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  • Put 1 cup water and the 1/2 stick of butter into a 2 cup glass measuring cup, and heat in microwave. (do not boil).
  • Add dissolved saffron and water with melted butter to casserole. Stir.
  • Place (uncovered) in a preheated 450°F oven.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring at the end of 10 minutes. Rice should be very dry.
  • When rice is very dry, stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups of hot water.
  • Cover, and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake another 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork, garnish, and serve.
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