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Garlicky Saffron Rice

Garlicky Saffron Rice

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 270 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 2 shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 cup long grain rice 190 grams
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas 45 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat

  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice 2 shallots, roughly chop 6 cloves of garlic and roughly chop 1 carrot that´s been peeled

  3. Once the vegetables are cut, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into the hot pan and the cut vegetables, mix the vegetables continuously with the olive oil

  4. After 2 minutes and the shallots are starting to become translucent, season with sea salt & black pepper, quickly mix together, then add in 2 cups vegetable broth and pinch in 1/4 tsp saffron threads, raise the heat to a high heat, mix together and bring to a boil

  5. Once the broth comes to a boil, add in 1 cup uncooked long grain rice, give it one final mix so everything is evenly distributed, place a lid on the pan and lower the heat to a low-medium heat

  6. After 15 to 18 minutes and all the broth has been absorbed, remove the lid, add in 1/3 cup frozen peas, making sure to evenly spread them out, place the lid back on the pan and turn off the heat, let it sit for 4 minutes, then remove the lid and using a fork fluff up the rice

  7. Transfer into a large serving dish and serve, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Saffron Threads I used to make this recipe

Nutrition Facts
Garlicky Saffron Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2641IU53%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.