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    Budget Lemon "Saffron" Rice

    Budget  Lemon "Saffron" Rice

    Photo by Foodiewife F.

    Saffron rice is dubbed the most expensive spice in the world. Sometimes, I like to make a simple "Yellow" Rice by using a tiny pinch of Tumeric-- this gives rice a pretty yellow color, but doesn't add any flavor to the rice. It's a versatile way to make boring rice look pretty, with a variety of garnishes.

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    • 1

      cup long grain white rice

    • 2

      cups water or chicken stock (or half of each)

    • ¼

      tsp tumeric


    • 1

      Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

    • 1

      Tsp. lemon zest

    • fresh minced parsley

    • 1

      cup of frozen peas


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


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