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Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

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We all love rice, and for that perfect lot cooked rice reach for the Instant Pot! I will share how to make Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

If you want to know how to make packaged yellow rice in your pressure cooker, today is the day! 

 

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

I was at the store this week and saw the saffron yellow rice and thought I haven’t made that in forever! So I grabbed some and you know me, converted it to the  Instant Pot! 

 

Is Yellow Rice The Same As Saffron Rice

Yellow rice is basically white rice that is cooked with saffron and/or timer if you give it that bright yellow color. Saffron yellow rice is essentially the same thing. 

 

You will find different ingredients for yellow rice recipes that can change up the flavor a bit. 

 

Can You Cook Boxed Rice in Instant Pot

Yes! This recipe is specifically for the saffron yellow rice. I have found it is so fluffy and tender each and every time I have made it. 

 

My kids went nuts for this recipe. I have since made it like 3 more times over the past two weeks! 

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

What Does Saffron Rice Go With

I truly love saffron rice with chicken it is one of my favorites. I will also pair with pork chops or even pork tenderloin. 

 

You will find this boxed saffron rice truly goes with so many recipes. 

 

Is Saffron Rice Healthy

Saffron rice offers some nutrients but like all things it is best to eat in moderation. Rice has carbs and while that is not always bad you just want to ensure to not go overboard. 

 

You can always pair with salad, steamed veggies, to help offer other nutrient rich food. 

 

Interested in more Instant Pot Rice Recipes

How to Store Leftover Saffron Rice 

If you have leftovers, simply place in an airtight container. Your rice will store for up to five days in the fridge when it is stored properly. 

 

You can reheat in the microwave or opt to reheat on stove. If you heat on the stove I suggest adding a little water or chicken stock to help keep it moist as it reheats. 

 

If you don’t add a little liquid it could dry out as you warm in a pan. 

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

So if you are a fan of package saffron rice, try a new way to cook it! I think you will love the end result! 

Check out what other incredible box items you can cook in your instant pot

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

We all love rice, and for that perfect lot cooked rice reach for the Instant Pot! I will share how to make Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounce Bag Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice (I used Vigo)
  • 3 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 TBSP Butter

Instructions

  1. Pour water into your pot.
  2. Pour rice in.
  3. Use a spoon to push the rice under the water so it's not floating on top.
  4. Lay butter slices on top. Close the lid.
  5. Pressure cook LOW for 10 minutes
  6. Do a natural release for 10 minutes.
  7. Release remaining pressure.
  8. Open your lid and fluff and mix your rice.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

*I have also used this recipe with the Goya multi pack box, which includes 3 (8 ounce) packages of yellow rice, to use this recipe for one 8 ounce package, reduce the water to 1 2/3 cup of water & 1/2 TBSP of butter

**For 2 (7 ounce) Packages of Goya Yellow Rice, use 3 cups of water, 1 TBSP butter

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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Heather M Weidenbruch

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

I am using my ninja foodie which has two pressure cooking levels (should this be at high or low)?

Melissa

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Low pressure. I am so sorry I updated the recipe as well.

Sharon Hetherington

Monday 19th of October 2020

I am hoping to make Vigo Yellow Rice for my son's wedding celebration. Would it be possible to scale this up? I need about 36 servings but I can make it in batches. Thanks a bunch!

Michele

Friday 5th of February 2021

@Melissa, when doubling the recipe, you double everything exactly (ie. 2 x 16 oz packages of Vigo, 6.5 cups of water)? Or do you use less water? Making this tonight for my daughter's birthday party and want to be sure to get it right. Thank you!!!

Melissa

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Yes you can double and even triple the recipe depending on the size of your pot.

Lorrie Willard

Thursday 15th of October 2020

I have 3 90z packages of vigo. How much water should I use? How long should I cook?

Heather Baker

Monday 24th of February 2020

Made an 8oz bag of Vigo, halved the water....Per. Fec. Tion!

Nicole

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Did you cut time in half?