Saffron Brown Rice


This easy stovetop saffron brown rice is a wonderful base for roasted chicken, braised lamb, or Indian and Thai curries. Slideshow: One-Bowl Rice Recipes 

Saffron Brown Rice
Photo: © Emily Farris


  • 1 1/2 cups short grain brown rice

  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock

  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine rice with the water, saffron, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes, or until the moisture has been absorbed.

  2. Remove from heat and leave, covered, for 10 more minutes. Discard cinnamon stick, fluff with a fork, and serve.

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