Saffron is known as Kesar in India and is considered as one of the most powerful spices when it comes to nutrition and flavor. Though this spices is considered to be a bit expensive, it still imparts distinct delicious taste to numbers of dishes as well as offers numbers of great health benefits for the body. Saffron would contain important volatile oils, antioxidants, important vitamins and minerals like copper, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, manganese, potassium and more. And this spice that is dense with nutrient is used in different therapies which promote body healing, detoxification and weight loss as well.


And one of the best recipes that could be done with the use of this spice is the Saffron Rice Recipe. If you want to try doing this recipe then following a guide might be considered.


  • 2 cups (400g/13 oz.) basmati rice

  • 25g (1oz.) butter

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 1/4 of teaspoon saffron threads

  • 2 cups (500ml/16 FL oz.) boiling vegetable stock


  1. Wash the rice and then cover it with cold water and soak for almost 30 minutes. After that, drain well.
  2. Next is to heat the butter in the frying. Add the bay leaves and rice then cook, stirring for almost six to seven minutes or up until it dries.
  3. Soak the saffron in two tablespoons of hot water for almost five minutes. Add into the rice along with the stock and one and a half cup of boiling water. Bring it to the boil then simmer and covered for 12 to 15 minutes or up until the water is being absorbed and once the rice is cooked.

Nutritional Value for the Saffron Rice Recipe

  • Protein 19g
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fibre 1g
  • Cholesterol 48mg
  • Energy 1090kJ (278cal)

Steps of Preparation

Saffron rice recipe is indeed easy and flavourful rice which you must enjoy making once white rice gets too boring. Once it is finished it is so fluffy and so the rice is also not broken. You must rinse the rice and should clean it thoroughly prior to adding it in the mixture and you could also garnish it with some parsley in order to have some color. The recipe is popular because it uses basmati rice and could be a lot lighter and healthier. And also this is considered as a recipe that could be cooled very fast once you need something to eat fast or once you have unannounced guests.

With the fact that saffron is nutritional, there will also be an assurance that the said recipe above is indeed full of nutrition as well. Saffron rice recipe is being considered by numbers of people already not just because of how delicious the said recipe is but also with the benefits it could provide to an individual. Saffron also has numbers of other uses and using it a rice recipe like is indeed great. The result is a delicious and nutritious recipe. Just be guided with the instructions above on how to make saffron rice recipe.