Persian Rice

Persian Rice

Persian Yellow Rice is a flavorful, easy rice recipe and must have side dish for Persian food! Fluffy basmati rice cooked in saffron-infused chicken broth.

Details

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Author: FlashRecipe.com

Ingredients

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron , about a pinch saffron threads
  • 2 cups boiling water , divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati or jasmine rice , rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac

Instructions

  1. Steep the saffron in 1/2 cup boiling water or chicken broth.
  2. In a large dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in the rice and salt.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice begins to absorb the butter and becomes opaque, but do not brown the rice.
  5. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups boiling broth (or water) along with the saffron-infused broth and stir.
  6. Cover immediately, reduce to low heat, and cook 20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Garnish with sumac to serve.

  8. Note: For best results, do not remove the lid while the rice is cooking.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: 146 calories, Calories: 146g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 426mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 117g, Calcium: 11g, Iron: 1g

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