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Golden Rice Pilaf with Spices

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  1. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  2. 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  4. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. Small pinch of saffron (optional)
  7. Salt
  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and sauté over moderate heat until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, turmeric, bay leaf and saffron and stir until the rice is coated. Add 3 cups of water, season with salt and bring to a boil. Stir the rice, cover and simmer over low heat until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and serve.
Notes One Serving Calories 274 kcal, Protein 5 gm, Carbohydrate 58 gm, Cholesterol 0, Total Fat 1.7 gm, Saturated Fat .3 gm.
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