Microwave Saffron Rice Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Olive oil/Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Regular long grain rice1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
 Canned ready to serve chicken broth14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can, Swanson Clear)
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Saffron/Generous dash turmeric1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
 Sliced green onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Toasted sliced almonds1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1207 Calories from Fat 424

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.4%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g22.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1069.1 mg44.5%

Total Carbohydrates 171 g56.9%

Dietary Fiber 12 g47.9%

Sugars 6.1 g

Protein 29 g58.9%

Vitamin A 76.5% Vitamin C 78.6%

Calcium 24.9% Iron 31.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In 2-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine oil and garlic. Cover with lid; microwave on high 1 minute.
2. Stir in rice, broth, water and saffron. Cover; microwave on high 10 minutes. Stir.
3. Reduce power to 50%. Cover; microwave 10 minutes or until rice is nearly done. Stir in green onions and almonds. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until rice is tender.