Easy Saffron Rice Recipe | Rumi Spice

Easy Saffron Rice

Difficulty: Easy - Yield: 2-3 servings - Time: 30 minutes 

If you're new to saffron or just need a quick and easy way to jazz up your weekday meals, this delicious saffron rice recipe is perfect for you!

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  • 1 large pinch saffron
  • 11/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup basmati rice
    (Lotus Foods is our favorite)
  • 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.

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  • VivianBrown : August 26, 2019

    I’m NOT a very good cook.My spice knowledge is VERY LIMITED…other than Salt & pepper! But it’s something I’ve always been interested in learning more About!Using Spices to Help my cooking….Maybe!! Looking forward to trying!!

  • Navaaz Mehta: March 14, 2019

    Sounds Delicious. Going try it out. Thanx.

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