Saffron Rice

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"A suggested side dish for #recipe24085 from Australian Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic Living. Times are estimated, have not included 30 minutes for setting the rice to one side."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (113 g)
  • Calories 128.1
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 67.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 8.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Put basmati rice in a bowl and cover with cold water and set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Rinse under cold water until water runs clear and drain well.

Step 3

Meanwhile combine pinch of saffron thread with boiling water in a small heatproof bowl and side aside.

Step 4

Put rice and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat and stir in saffron liquid.

Step 5

Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 12 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and then set aside for 2 minutes and then use a fork to fluff up rice and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. The saffron is very subtle in the rice. It was perfect served with hot and spicy chicken wings and salad. Quick and really easy to make. A perfect side to use with anything. Made FYC tag game.

review by:
(1 Feb 2017)


Really easy to make and can go with so many dishes! I enjoyed with some Teriyaki pork tenderloin and it was fabulous with it. Thanks for sharing! Made for FYC tag game.

review by:
(14 Jul 2016)