|Iraqi Biryani (zaid khsro on Wikimedia Commons)|
Mahatma brands sells a saffron yellow rice. Have you ever noticed those small packets of rice wrapped in plastic wrap (you know the kind I mean - it crinkles when you pick it up; not soft like the kinds of bags dried beans are in.) If it's Mahatma brand, then you have your saffron rice. If it's not, then they probably used turmeric for the coloring, but you can still use it in those recipes.
|A package of Mahatma saffron yellow rice (from MahatmaRice.com)|
often enough to warrant paying $10 for a half-gram bottle? It's true that a little goes a long way, but what if your family doesn't like what you just made? Heck, you just saved $9!!
Now, here are a few recipes, some using Goya (another brand offering yellow rice as is Zatarain), you can try using those wonderful little packets of yellow rice:
Easy Chicken and Rice (don't be afraid to add additional seasonings to your tastes)
Chicken and Seafood Paella (not comfortable with mussels? Use scallops or shrimp.)
Smoked Sausage and Yellow Rice (if you like sausage and peppers or kielbasa, you'll probably like this)
Puerto Rican Beans and Rice (replace the saffron and white rice with a pack of yellow rice in this one)
Don't let these recipes limit your choices. Yellow rice is found throughout the world's food cultures. Think Caribbean or Barbecue. Think Indonesian, Indian or Cinco De Mayo!!! This rice would work with pork, with beef, with seafood and is perfect in pilaf. Enjoy your food adventures!