Creamy Saffron Rice Pilaf

This creamy saffron infused Rice Pilaf is made with 100% Whole Grain Success® Brown Rice and vegetables for a great tasting addition to any meal.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • ¼ cup cream
  • saffron threads
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  • The savory saffron threads give this whole grain Rice Pilaf its signature yellow color and the Success® Brown Rice gives it its great taste. Try out this simple and creamy version of rice pilaf for your next lunch or dinner and you’ll want to make it at least once a week!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat cream in microwave for 30 seconds.

    Step 3

  • Add saffron threads and let stand 2 minutes then stir cream until it turns yellow.

    Step 4

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

    Step 5

  • Add onions and peas and sauté 2 minutes.

    Step 6

  • Stir in hot cooked rice and saffron cream.

    Step 7

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Recipe Tips

  • Although this recipe is naturally vegetarian, to make it vegan, substitute in cashew cream or another vegan variety of cream.

More than a side

This simple Rice Pilaf recipe is much more than a side dish, the saffron infused cream mixture added to the flavor of the 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice makes this an ideal addition to any meal. You can also turn it into a main dish by topping with another protein like shredded chicken or legumes of choice including beans or lentils.

If you’re a fan of dishes like rice pilaf, once you master this Creamy Saffron Rice Pilaf, try your hand at other varieties like this Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Rice Pilaf.

Hassle free

Simple is the name of the game for this recipe, using our Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice, you can prepare a delicious meal in no time. Cooking the rice in the bag means less messy clean up and you don’t have to worry about proportions or rice that is too chewy.

Feel free to try it out with our Boil-in-Bag White Rice or Basmati Rice as well.