2 Ways to Cook Rice with Saffron

2 Ways to Cook Rice with Saffron

Pure Saffron is an incredible spice with an impressive history. It is a treat for our sensory organs and senses. Saffron’s unique aroma, distinctive taste and vivid color can be quickly blended into a range of dishes. There’s just nothing like red saffron, so there’s no alternative for it. If you are wondering “how to cook with saffron”, then start with preparing simple dishes so that you can develop your cooking skills with this spice later on.

Remember that using too much of Saffron Water in dishes may make it salty. Therefore, you have to be a little cautious of the amount that you are using. The red color it provides to other ingredients makes it impressive in dishes that are mainly white, such as rice and cream sauces. In this article, we will discuss how you can use saffron in cooking different items of rice.

Let’s start with the easiest one:

1.   Saffron rice

Items Needed:
  • Rice
  • Saffron
  • Salt
  • Vegetable stock


1. Wash the rice properly and drain the water. Soak the rice with water for about 20 minutes by covering the pot with a lid.

2. After 20 minutes, drain the water and heat some butter/olive oil in a pan and let the oil heat.

3. Add the rice, vegetable stock and a pinch of salt to it and keep stirring it for a few minutes.

4. Soak the saffron threads in water/milk for 2 minutes and then add the mixture in the frying pan.

5. Cover the lid and let it cook for some time and your saffron rice is ready.

2.  Saffron rice with chicken & peppers

Items Needed:

·         Rice
·         Boiled shredded chicken
·         Salt
·         Condiments
·         Saffron
·         Black pepper powder
·         Chilly flakes
·         Chicken stock
·         Thyme
·         Olive oil
·         Lime juice


1. Add lukewarm water to a few saffron threads and keep it aside in a container.

2. Heat a pan and add olive oil to it. Put the shredded chicken into it and stir fry it for 6-7 minutes. Cover the lid of the pot.

3. Take out the chicken on another plate and add olive oil to the pan. Let it heat for some time.

4. Add condiments, and thyme to the pan and let it cook. Once done, add the rice, chicken, and chicken stock to the pan.

5. Mix it well and add salt, saffron threads, chilly flakes and cook it well.

6. Add black pepper and lime juice and cover the pot for the smell to infuse.

Red Saffron is pretty subtle and flavorsome. The elegant flavor is utterly ethereal — it’s difficult to explain, but readily identifiable in a bowl. You have to try it to know how it tastes and feels to your taste buds. Order your jar today from Dream Saffron who has the best saffron in the US. They import their saffron from Afghanistan, which is – hand-harvested and lab tested.

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