Yellow rice (Spanish)

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Saffron give this dish a sunny tint and a distinct aroma.

Yellow rice (Spanish)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:132
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:24th October 2012

Best recipe review

Sunny rice!


With a very subtle aroma.

Paul R Smith

Yellow rice - The ingredients


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  1. In a sieve, rinse the rice for a few minutes under cold running water to remove excess starch. The water should run clear once done
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic for 4 minutes until soft and translucent
  3. Mix the rice into the onion mix and stir well to coat all of the rice
  4. Drop in the saffron strands
  5. Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. A sheet or so of tin-foil under the pan lid helps to make a good seal
  6. Add extra water if the rice dries out before it's cooked
  7. Add the chopped chillies and add salt to taste

Serving suggestions

Serve in a large bowl, garnished with coriander leaves


Serve cold as a salad.

If you don't want to add chillies, try some sliced roasted red peppers instead.

Chef's note

If you don't have saffron, use a teaspoon of turmeric powder and add when you add the rice to the oil.

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