Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice created by Sweetiebarbara

Everyone loves this, even my mother, who claimed to not like rice. I grow Saffron, so I garnish the rice with a Saffron Crocus flower when I serve it. I use this as a side dish with Shrimp Creole (I recommend Recipe #182045, along with a Spinach salad, and Recipe #182002). I adapted this from a 1973 Southern Living, Our Best Recipes, cookbook.

Ready In:
1hr 15mins
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ingredients

  • 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

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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"Everyone loves this, even my mother, who claimed to not like rice. I grow Saffron, so I garnish the rice with a Saffron Crocus flower when I serve it. I use this as a side dish with Shrimp Creole (I recommend Recipe #182045, along with a Spinach salad, and Recipe #182002). I adapted this from a 1973 Southern Living, Our Best Recipes, cookbook."

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  1. Baby Kato
    I loved this quick and easy to make recipe. I used some extra special Spanish saffron that my brother gave me. The rice turned out perfect. Light, fluffy, beautifully colored with a delicious flavor. It was the perfect accompaniment for our comfort meal of bbq chicken and corn niblets in butter sauce. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that has gone into my Best of 2014 Cookbook. Kudos to you. Made for What's on the Menu Tag Game 2015.
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