Saffron Rice

This simple Saffron Rice recipe is essentially white rice, which has been colored and flavored by adding few threads of saffron and few spices. Saffron Rice has a distinctive, subtly sweet floral and earthy flavor & aroma. This fluffy and buttery rice pairs almost with any curry dish and it can be also

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Serves 4

  • 1 cup soaked basmati rice
  • 1 2 bay leaves
  • 4-6 green cardamoms
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 tsp butter (optinal)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • star anise
  • pinch of saffron
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups water

How to make Saffron Rice:

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds, black and green cardamoms, cinnamon stick, star anise. Stir and let it sizzle for few seconds.
  3. Add soaked basmati rice. Add saffron and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover the open top of your pot or pan with aluminum foil; make sure it is covered tightly with no gaps whatsoever. You don't want any moisture or steam getting out. Close the lid and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  5. Then remove from the heat and check with the fork if rice is cooked an fluffy. Let it rest for few minutes. Serve hot with your favorite curry.
  6. Remove the pan and serve with youf favorite curry.

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