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Yellow Saffron Rice Recipe

Livia Dabrowski
Super easy but flavorful Yellow Saffron Rice recipe that won’t disappoint you or your guests! This rice-style recipe is rich in the Mediterranean flavor – the saffron and the little kick of white wine cannot be missed during the Mediterranean meals. This is a perfect side dish for any stew, casserole, or fish dish.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups arborio rice basmati is good for rich, nutty flavor
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock homemade is recommended
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • ½ medium onion
  • ½ tsp fresh pepper
  • ½ tsp Natural Sea Salt


  • Chopped onion sautés with olive oil and butter for 2 minutes on medium heat and then add rice and sauté for 3 minutes more.  Add salt and pepper.
    Saffron Rice with onion sauteeing
  • Pour white wine, chicken stock, and water and cook until the liquid is evaporated around 20 minutes.
    Saffron Rice with chicken stock and water
  • Let it stand covered for another 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with Saffron and Serve!
    Saffron Rice
Keyword Mediterranean Recipe for Breakfast, Rice with Saffron, Saffron Rice