Lime Saffron Rice

6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Combine the rice, broth, salt and saffron in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce the heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the butter, lime juice and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe reprinted by permission of USA Rice Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 10998

nutrition information per serving

143 calories; 3g total fat; 5mg cholesterol; 508mg sodium; 26g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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