Calasparra Saffron Rice

Calasparra Saffron Rice

If you’re looking for a side dish to go with fish or chicken, calasparra saffron rice could be perfect. It’s something you can make ahead of time. Think about flavors like simple salt and pepper, or harissa with lemon on proteins to go with it. Throw in a simple green salad and you’ve got dinner! Or add in  chicken and peas to make it a one pot meal! What would you serve it with?

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Calasparra Saffron Rice
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 cup calasparra rice
  • 3 cups water and/or chicken stalk
  • olive oil
  • salt
  1. Heat 2 counts of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the shallot until it turns translucent.
  2. Add the saffron, salt, and rice. Toast the rice in the oil until it’s fully coated.
  3. Add the liquid, bring to a simmer, and occasionally stir until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid.
  4. Fluff with a fork. Remove from the heat and serve.


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