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Fiesta Saffron Rice is an easy side dish that starts with a rice package that includes seasonings. Add fresh vegetables for a fiesta of flavors and colors! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and quick and easy for a weeknight dinner.
Fiesta Saffron Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fiesta Saffron Rice is an easy side dish that starts with a rice package that includes seasonings. Add fresh vegetables for a fiesta of flavors and colors! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo and quick and easy for a weeknight dinner.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: saffron rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped, 1 cup
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped, 1 cup
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) saffron yellow rice, such as Goya
  • 1 cup frozen peas
Instructions
  1. In pot heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and red bell pepper until tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add water. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice mix, stirring until blended.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in peas. Cover and cook additional 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.
Recipe Notes

Makes 6 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Saffron Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 806IU16%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.