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Saffron Rice !!

Saffron rice is an Indian specialty rice preparation and always been a big hit even without curry in my family.For me it’s a divine dish in many ways.First it’s my daughters favourite and then very easy to prepare.It’s a simple yet superb idea to give a twist to rice with awesome saffron flavour.Isn’t it ?


1.5 cups basmati rice,washed,soaked for 30 mts and drained
2 tbsp ghee/oil
5 cardamom pods
5 cloves
1 bay leaf
1 piece of cinnamon stick (2 inches)
1 small onion thinly sliced
2 cups water
Few saffron strands soaked in 1/4 cup hot milk
salt as needed
1 green chilly slit lengthwise (optional)


  • Heat the ghee in thick bottomed vessel and fry cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf for 1 minute.
  • Add the drained rice to it and mix well for another minute till the rice fully coated with ghee.
  • Drop the green chilly,onion slices and saffron along with milk.Mix well again and pour water and bring to a boil.Add salt.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is cooked .
  • Switch off the stove and let it remain with a closed lid for some more time.
  • Serve with spicy curry.
         I am sending saffron rice to A.W.E.D – Indian Cuisine hosted by Umm Mymoonah at Taste of Pearl 
        City,originally started by DK of Chef in you

3 comments on “Saffron Rice !!

  1. Umm Mymoonah
    March 22, 2011

    Lovely aromatic rice, looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sending it to AWED 🙂


  2. Krithi's Kitchen
    March 23, 2011

    Saffron rice looks so colorful, warm and inviting.. Yumm..

    Herbs & Flowers in my Platter – Coriander/Cilantro


  3. Suja Sugathan
    March 23, 2011

    Aromatic and delicious rice with vibrant color,looks truly divine..yummy


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