Easy Saffron Rice
This delicious and easy saffron rice recipe is perfect if you're new to cooking with saffron. Saffron rice highlights the savory yet subtle flavor of saffron. Our version combines saffron with basmati rice and chicken stock, but you can use any type of rice. Vegetable stock or bouillon can also be used for a vegetarian version.
1 large pinch Rumi saffron
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tbs butter1 cup basmati rice
1 tsp salt
Steep saffron in boiling chicken stock, about 10 minutes.
In medium-sized pot, melt butter over high-heat. Stir in rice and salt.
Cook until rice is opaque and absorbs butter, stirring constantly (do not brown rice).
Pour saffron-infused chicken stock over rice. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.