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Budget Lemon "Saffron" Rice

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Budget Lemon "Saffron" Rice

<p>Saffron rice is dubbed the most expensive spice in the world. Sometimes, I like to make a simple &#8220;Yellow&#8221; Rice by using a tiny pinch of Tumeric&#8212; this gives rice a pretty yellow color, but doesn&#8217;t add any flavor to the rice. It&#8217;s a versatile way to make boring rice look pretty, with a variety of garnishes.</p>

Ingredients

1 cup long grain white rice
2 cups water or chicken stock (or half of each)
¼ tsp tumeric
OPTIONAL:
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp. lemon zest
fresh minced parsley
1 cup of frozen peas

Directions

<p>Rinse the rice until the water is clear.<br />Add the water or chicken stock, and tumeric, and bring to a boil.<br />Simmer for about 20-25 minutes, covered.<br />Remove from heat.<br />Fluffy with a fork.<br />If desired, add lemon zest and lemon juice and fresh herbs.<br />Adding frozen peas gives the rice some contrast color, and you can sneak in some vegetables!</p>

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