Saffron Brown Rice Pilaf

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Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 188.16 kcal


  • Stove


  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 1 tsp saffron threads loosely packed
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth ***Click on our Homemade Vegetable Broth link
  • 3/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled, diced


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and saute the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Cook, stirring often until the onion starts to caramelize.
  • Add in the saffron, thyme, smoked paprika and salt. Pour in the broth and increase heat to high. Stir thoroughly to make sure saffron threads are evenly distributed.
  • Add the rice; cover with a lid, then reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 25 minutes; then add the carrots and peas.
  • Continue cooking until broth is absorbed and rice is tender; about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Enjoy!

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Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Saffron Brown Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 188.16 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.59g7%
Saturated Fat 0.72g5%
Sodium 338.27mg15%
Potassium 416.52mg12%
Carbohydrates 38.04g13%
Fiber 4.6g19%
Sugar 5.13g6%
Protein 4.82g10%
Vitamin A 1359.8IU27%
Vitamin B1 0.23mg15%
Vitamin B2 0.09mg5%
Vitamin B3 2.73mg14%
Vitamin B5 0.48mg5%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg35%
Vitamin C 30.51mg37%
Vitamin E 1.04mg7%
Vitamin K 208.09µg198%
Calcium 72.07mg7%
Copper 0.15mg8%
Folate 50.12µg13%
Iron 2.96mg16%
Manganese 1.14mg57%
Magnesium 55.48mg14%
Phosphorus 142.54mg14%
Selenium 5.91µg8%
Zinc 1.11mg7%
Ess-Methionine 68.12mg
Ess-Tryptophan 42.14mg
Ess-Threonine 156.35mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 169.53mg
Ess-Arginine 260.71mg
Ess-Lysine 177.8mg
Ess-Leucine 270.84mg
Ess-Isoleucine 151.25mg
Ess-Histidine 86.28mg
Ess-Valine 197.08mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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