Saffron Rice

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Saffron Rice
Saffron Rice
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  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • cold water to cover
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put rice in a bowl with enough cold water to cover; let soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Melt ghee in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Drain rice and add to saucepan; fry rice in hot ghee for 1 minute. Pour chicken broth over the rice and add saffron; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover pan with a lid, and simmer until rice is tender and broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  4. Fluff rice with fork and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Saffron is a high-priced spice with various grades. The better the grade of the saffron you use the better the aroma, color, and flavor of your final dish.


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Sam Dalton says:

This saffron rice had a ton of flavor and was everything I was expecting it to be. Such an easy recipe too. Definitely will make this again.

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Randall Hauk says:

Saffron makes everything better. I know it's pricy, but it's worth it for the occasional flavor splurge. This brings a lot of flavor to your rice side.

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Aja A says:

Love saffron rice! Great to pair this with some butter chicken or shrimp if you desire. Sometimes, I like to add some raisins in the rice for some sweetness.