Indian Saffron Rice Recipe

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Indian Saffron Rice
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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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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 68.22 Kcal (286 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.83g 6%
Cholesterol 10.18mg 3%
Sodium 389.97mg 16%
Potassium 10.69mg 0%
Total Carbs 7.38g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0.84g 2%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 11.9mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 61.41 Kcal (257 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.45g 6%
Cholesterol 9.16mg 3%
Sodium 351.06mg 16%
Potassium 9.63mg 0%
Total Carbs 6.65g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0.76g 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 10.7mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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