I eat a lot of rice in my world of eating gluten free. This is a wonderful rice; it is very flavorful. It is my husband’s favorite side dish with pork chops.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, but a little goes a long way. Saffron has a unique taste and flavor. Most people have heard of it used in Spanish Paella. Saffron is picked from a special crocus plant, they hand pick just the stigmas. It takes about 75,000 flowers to make one pound of Saffron. You will find it in the spice area of your store, ½ gram is about $10, ½ gram will make 3 batches of Yellow Rice.
¼ cup diced fresh onion
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup long grain white rice
2 Cups Water
1 Tablespoons Chicken Bouillon Paste
1 teaspoon or 1 pinch Saffron Threads
In a large saucepan melt butter. Add onion and sauté in butter until soft. Add rice and stir to coat the grains of rice. Add all other ingredients into the saucepan. Stir and then bring to boil, stir again. At this point the water will be light yellow in color. Cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn down heat to low. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for another 5 minutes to steam. (Minute Rice does not work in this recipe.)
Gluten free as is, to make Dairy Free use dairy fee margarine or olive oil.
Hope that you enjoy this yummy and different rice. Jan@DairyKeen.com