Yellow Rice
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This rice is served very often in Middle Eastern restaurants, and I just love it alongside kabobs. The exotic taste of the saffron with the fluffy basmati rice is a great accompaniment to any main dish.
Servings: 4 cups
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 chicken bouillon or vegetable bouillon
  • [1/2] tsp. or 10 strands saffron
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring water, chicken bouillon, and saffron strands to a simmer.
  2. Add basmati rice, extra-virgin olive oil, and salt, reduce heat to low, and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover and cook for 40 minutes.
  3. After 40 minutes, remove from heat. Fluff rice with a fork, cover, and let rice stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve warm.
Tasty Tip
For a little more flavor and color, add [1/2] teaspoon turmeric to the rice as it cooks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 168 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 22g Sodium: 768mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg
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