Here is a Lemon Saffron Rice I donated to the Giving Table’s campaign “Feed South Africa” in partnership with the Lunch Box Fund. You can find the original blog post over on my blog here and you can check out the other bloggers who contributed their post to this great campaign!
NoteYou can add in peppers to kick up the spice level! In lieu of water, you can use vegetable stock to add more flavor to the rice.
- Measure out one cup of rice and rinse rice in a strainer until water runs clear (typically take 3-4 times). Bring the water to boil in a medium sauce pan. Once water comes to a boil, add in rice. Turn down stove to a medium heat and add in juice from one whole lemon, 1/2 tsp of mustard seed and saffron.
- Stir in spices, reduce heat and cover rice for 20-25 minutes. Once rice is done, turn off heat, remove cover and lightly fluff the rice with a fork. Plate and garnish with green onions.