Saffron Rice Recipe

Last Updated on September 23, 2023 by Amanda P. Brown

Saffron rice is a fragrant and luxurious dish made by infusing long-grain rice with saffron threads. The vibrant yellow hue and subtle, earthy flavor of saffron elevate this rice, making it a prized accompaniment in various cuisines, adding richness and sophistication to any meal. However, the below recipe will guide you to make a perfect delightful saffron rice for 3 servings.

Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice is a culinary gem. It boasts basmati rice adorned with a saffron golden hue. Its vibrant colors symbolize celebrations. Aromatic saffron imparts a luxurious flavor, beautifully mingling with the grains. An elegant side dish, it elevates various main courses. Thus, it enhances your dining experience with its subtle luxury.

Type: Rice

Cuisine: Pakistani, Indian

Keywords: Saffron Rice

Recipe Yield: 3

Calories: : 1 cup (163g) = 240

Preparation Time: 20 M

Cooking Time: 30 M

Total Time: 45 M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice: 1 cup
  • Chicken stock: 11/2 cups
  • Unsalted butter or ghee: 2 Tbsp.
  • Rumi saffron threads: 1 Pinch
  • kosher salt: 1 tsp

Recipe Instructions:

Process: :

  • Heat a few tbsp. Chicken stock (30 sec-1 min).
  • Steep saffron in hot stock 10-15 mins.
  • Boil remaining stock.
  • Rinse rice.
  • Melt butter/ghee, sauté rice, and salt.
  • Pour saffron stock and remaining stock.
  • Simmer covered 20 mins.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and serve.

How to Serve: :

  • Mildly loosen the rice adorn with saffron threads. Serve with curries or grilled meats. Portion onto plates, relish the luxurious aroma of Saffron Rice.

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