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Inspired by Persian jeweled rice, we jazz up a packet of precooked rice with saffron-infused milk and other warming spices—cardamom, turmeric and cinnamon—then top with sweet and salty bites of raisins, pistachios and pomegranate arils.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Credit: Charlotte & Johnny Autry

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place milk in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High just until heated through but not boiling, 15 to 20 seconds. Stir in saffron and let soak for 10 minutes.

  • Combine rice, cardamom, turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and the milk mixture in a medium bowl. Top with raisins, pistachios and pomegranate arils.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
213 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 34g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 10g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; vitamin a iu 43IU; vitamin c 2mg; vitamin d iu 4IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 10mg; vitamin k 4mg; sodium 74mg; calcium 31mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 19mg; phosphorus 74mg; potassium 239mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 1mcg.