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Yellow Rice

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 44480
cook method: stovetop

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1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 cup white rice
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon saffron
1 1/2 teaspoon parsley, chopped


Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook until just soft. Toss in the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the broth, saffron, and parsley. Cover and reduce the heat to low.

Cook for 15-18 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

Fluff with a fork before serving.

cook's notes

Try to avoid the powdered saffron. The "thread" type gives a truer flavor.


233 calories, 6 grams fat, 38 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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Member since: October 26, 2009
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My store never has saffron in stock it seems so I used a pinch of turmeric instead. Very pretty rice and good flavor. Used a good homemade chicken stock which had good rich flavor.

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Made this today and while it goes together quickly and is very easy, I found it lacking in flavor. I love all the ingredients so I was surprised. If I make it again I will perhaps add more spices. Also I will add 2 cups of chicken broth as 1 1/2 left me with dry rather crisp rice. It is a good recipe to build on.

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Member since: May 25, 2009
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This was a great recipe! The chicken broth made it taste delicious. It didn't take quite as long to cook as stated. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Member since: May 25, 2009
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Awesome rice recipe. The chicken broth makes it absolutely delicious! I only used a pinch of saffron threads (since it's so expensive) and only about 1 tbs of fresh parsley. And I didn't use any food coloring because I didn't care if it was yellow or not. It didn't take as long to cook as stated in the recipe. It's so simple to make and so good. This will be a staple food for us. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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This rice was really good! The only change we would make is add a pinch of salt, which just made it that much better :-)

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This is a quick and easy side dish. It is beautiful and delicious, too.

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i made this dish and it came out so wonderful it taste to damn good. it had a wonderful smell to it and a beautiful color.

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Member since: January 22, 2008
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Saffron is expensive but worth it in this recipe. It is wonderful!

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