Let us face the fact that we all want both values as well as quality in saffron. If you are one of the saffron lovers out there, you will appreciate the seductive and unique flavor, color, and aroma saffron lends to different dishes. You do not need to pay an arm and let for the uniqueness of saffron. Saffron sold in different countries has their different grades at many different prices.

Saffron aside from being one of the most exotic spices is also considered as the most expensive spice in the world. It has something to do with the fact that in each and every flower; there are only three saffron threads you can find. The only way to extract them is through human going out and then plucking each of the single thread. It takes thirteen thousand thread to weigh an ounce for you to know how expensive saffron is.

Here is one of the many saffron recipes you can try right at the convenience of your home. Check it out.

Indian Saffron Rice

One of the most notable things that set Indian saffron apart from other saffron is it is richer and darker in its red-orange color, which gives a much better flavor to the saffron rice. Indian saffron must be steeped in hot water in advance and use it as part of liquid right in the recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 2 cups of boiling water, divided

  • 1/8 teaspoon of powdered saffron

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice that is not rinsed

Steps of Preparation

Just follow this very simple procedure in making delicious Indian saffron rice.

Step 1

Steep the saffron in ½ cup boiling water.

Step 2

In the skillet that could be covered tightly, you need to melt the butter right over the medium-high heat. After that, stir in the rice and then add salt. Cook and stir constantly right until the rice starts to absorb the butter and until it becomes opaque. On the other hand, you should never brown the rice.

Step 3

Quickly pour in the remaining 1 ½ cups of the boiling water alongside the saffron water. Next to that, cover it immediately. Reduce the heat to low and then cook for about twenty minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. For highly satisfying results, you should not remove the lid while the rice is still cooking.

So, there it is. See? The steps are very easy to follow. You do not have any reason not to cook the best tasting Indian saffron rice you ever wanted.

So, what are you waiting for? This is now the best time to try the recipe and be the one to speak for yourself. You will surely make something you never had before. This delicious recipe is what you the need the most especially if you want to make the most out of the most expensive spice- saffron.

Share this recipe with your friends and family, and let them know how saffron can spice up different dishes.

Source: Allrecipes