Indian Saffron Rice

Indian Saffron Rice

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"Indian saffron is richer, darker in its red-orange color then the Spanish or Italian, and gives a better flavor to rice. The saffron should always be steeped in hot water ahead of time and used as part of the liquid in the recipe. The following is a recipe prepared in the Indian manner."

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  • Calories:
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 418 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Steep the saffron in 1/2 cup boiling water.
  2. In a skillet that can be tightly covered, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice begins to absorb the butter and becomes opaque, but do not brown the rice.
  3. Quickly pour in the remaining 1 1/2 cups boiling water along with the saffron water. Cover immediately, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. For best results, do not remove the lid while the rice is cooking.
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I used Basmati rice, replaced the water with chicken stock and added a cinnamon stick. I first heated about a 1/4 cup of stock with the saffron in the microwave for about 2 mins. Let it set fo...

Good recipe, but unnecessarily complicated. The saffron does not need to be steeped separately, nor does the water have to be boiling in order to turn out perfectly cooked and fluffy rice. I use...

Like several others, I used saffron threads instead of powder. I steeped the saffron in 1/2c room temp. white wine. I used chicken bullion (veg. stock would also be a good substitute) for the ...