Saffron Rice with green olives

Side Dishes

Saffron Rice with green olives

Saffron rice with green olives makes the perfect bed for our Basque Chicken Stew.


4 servings (3½ cups)

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What is saffron?

Saffron is actually the red stigma of a crocus flower and is the most expensive of spices. Use just a pinch of saffron for unmistakable color, aroma, and flavor.


Combine broth and saffron; let steep 5 minutes.

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium. Stir in rice and garlic; cook, until fragrant, 1 minute.

Stir in broth mixture and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook rice until tender and broth is absorbed, 15 minutes. Off heat, let rice stand 5 minutes, then stir in olives.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 231

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g 10%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 640mg 26%

Carbs 37g 12%

Protein 4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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