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I love yellow rice made with saffron yellow rice seasoning! This seasoning is a delicious, flavorful, homemade version of commercial seasoning mix to make yellow rice.
Did you know saffron is the most expensive spice in the world? The prices of it range from $500 to $5,000 per pound in the US. That is crazy! When I bought my tiny bottle at Target a couple of months ago it cost me over $16.00 for half a gram! That is approximately 0.02 ounces. Crazy. Just crazy. The reason saffron is so expensive is because it is hand harvested.
Anyway enough on the economy lesson on saffron.
Saffron Yellow Rice Seasoning
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pinch of saffron (about 15-20 strands)
- Place a pinch of saffron in a small mortar and stone grinder.
- Grind the strands into a powder.
- Dump the saffron powder into a empty, clean glass jar.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Close and shake to combine.
Makes approximately 12 teaspoons.
adapted from food.com.
Use 4 teaspoons per 1 cup of rice.
We really liked this saffron yellow rice seasoning and think it turned out great. It is especially delicious on my southern style chicken and yellow rice.
If you try this homemade seasoning let me know how it turns out for you.
Do you like yellow rice dishes? What’s your favorite one?
Have a great day!
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