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Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

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We all love rice, and for that perfect pot of cooked rice reach for your Instant Pot! Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice takes the convenience of packaged yellow rice and makes it even more convenient.  Not to mention moist and delicious! You won’t want to make your packaged yellow rice any other way.  

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! 

instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

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. 

instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

Can You Cook Boxed Rice in Instant Pot

Yes! This recipe is specifically for 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

How To Make Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

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

Instructions

  • Pour water into your pot.
  • Pour rice in.

  • Use a spoon to push the rice under the water so it’s not floating on top.

  • Lay butter slices on top. Close the lid.

  • Pressure cook LOW for 10 minutes
  • Do a natural release for 10 minutes.
  • Release remaining pressure.

instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

  • Open your lid and fluff and mix your rice.

  • Enjoy!

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 it 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 it with salad, or steamed veggies, to help offer other nutrient-rich food. 

instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

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instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

How to Store Leftover Saffron Rice 

If you have leftovers, simply place them 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 the stove. If you heat it on the stove I suggest adding a little water or chicken stock to help keep it moist as it reheats. 

instant pot packaged saffron yellow rice

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

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

We all love rice, and for that perfect pot of cooked rice reach for your Instant Pot! Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice takes the convenience of packaged yellow rice and makes it even more convenient.  Not to mention moist and delicious! You won't want to make your packaged yellow rice any other way. 

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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Katherine

Thursday 17th of November 2022

Thank you. I used your times and the switched water for chicken broth. Perfect. But I had a little more yellow rice so I used the amount on the packaging. Perfect easy lunch for my 7 year old who loves the stuff.

Susan Lally

Friday 16th of September 2022

Did not work for me - rice was mushy. Will use half a cup of water less next time.

Adie

Sunday 4th of September 2022

is this a joke?

Rose

Friday 3rd of June 2022

can i use olive oil or canola oil instead of butter? and if so, how much?

Erin

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Followed this recipe to the T and my rice got the burn food warning, rice was ruined!

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