Saffron Rice Recipe

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Saffron Rice
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  1. Place the saffron in a small bowl and cover with 3 tablespoons of boiling water.
  2. Soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the butter over moderate heat in a large 3 or 4 quart stockpot.
  4. Add the cinnamon and cloves and stir well.
  5. Add the onions, garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice and stir for about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour in the 4 cups of boiling water or broth, salt, and the cardamom.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  9. Add the saffron and its soaking water.
  10. Stir gently.
  11. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 25 minutes.
  12. Fluff, remove cloves and cinnamon sticks and serve hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 419.55 Kcal (1757 kJ)
Calories from fat 208.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.19g 36%
Cholesterol 56.83mg 19%
Sodium 1170.16mg 49%
Potassium 108.58mg 2%
Total Carbs 51.37g 17%
Sugars 1.61g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.04g 8%
Protein 4.03g 8%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5%
Iron 47.4mg 263%
Calcium 36.8mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 96.97 Kcal (406 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.36g 36%
Cholesterol 13.14mg 19%
Sodium 270.46mg 49%
Potassium 25.1mg 2%
Total Carbs 11.87g 17%
Sugars 0.37g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.47g 8%
Protein 0.93g 8%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 5%
Iron 10.9mg 263%
Calcium 8.5mg 4%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.9
  • 12

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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