Recipe for Saffron rice

Recipe for Saffron rice


  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 tsp of saffron threads
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 tsp of salt



  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear, then drain.
  2. Soak the saffron threads in 2 tbsp of warm water and set aside.
  3. In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  4. Add the rice, salt, and butter to the pot and stir.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork, then pour the saffron water over the rice and stir gently.
  8. Cover the pot again and let it sit for an additional 5 minutes to allow the saffron flavour to infuse the rice.
  9. Serve hot as a side dish to your favourite meal.


Enjoy your delicious and aromatic saffron rice!

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