This rice recipe is very simple. You will be using the stock from Fried Chicken Emirati Style to make this rice.
This is my daughter Fatima’s favorite rice. Actually it is the only time I can really get her to eat rice.
2-3 cups of basmati rice
generous pinch of saffron
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons tumeric (if you are not using the chicken stock from the recipe above) or use the food coloring option below.
2-3 drops of yellow food coloring, optional
Gently wash the rice in three changes of water. Let the rice soak in water for at least 30 minutes.
Strain the stock into a large pot.
Add the saffron and food coloring and enough water to fill a very large pot 2/3 full.
Bring to a boil.
Drain the rice and add to the boiling stock. Stir once or twice very gently.
Let boil for 6 minutes and strain the rice.
Note: DO NOT throw away the stock! I will now give you a recipe for a very delicious chicken soup!