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saffron rice
Vegan Saffron Rice {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A super simple flavorful, vibrant and fluffy saffron rice pilaf made with onions, turmeric and saffron. Vegan and gluten free. Ready in 30 minutes.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: gluten free, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 and 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffrom dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in pot. Add onion and cook for a few minutes. Add turmeric and salt, mix.
  2. Add rice and cook for a couple minutes.
  3. Add broth and saffron liquid.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Saffron Rice {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.