Saffron Rice Recipe

Saffron Rice is easy to make rice recipe. Saffron Rice gets its taste from rice mixed with onion and flavored with saffron. Saffron Rice is inspired by many food joints around world.
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Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine


 Ghee175 Gram
 Onions2 Large, sliced
 Basmati rice350 Gram
 Cloves1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Ground black pepper1 Teaspoon
 Saffron threads1⁄2 Teaspoon, soaked in 1 tablespoon boiling water for 30 minutes
 Boiling water750 Milliliter
 Silver leaf2 (For Garnishing)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3210 Calories from Fat 1558

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 178 g273.2%

Saturated Fat 108.6 g542.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 469.1 mg

Sodium 2280.8 mg95%

Total Carbohydrates 370 g123.3%

Dietary Fiber 29.1 g116.4%

Sugars 33.9 g

Protein 45 g90.5%

Vitamin A 1333.5% Vitamin C 353.8%

Calcium 62.4% Iron 77.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Melt the ghee in a large saucepan, add the onions and fry gently for 4-5 minutes until soft.
Wash the rice thoroughly, then drain.
Add to the pan with the spices, salt and pepper, then fry for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the saffron with its liquid and stir well to mix.
Add the water, bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
Transfer to a warmed serving dish and garnish with the silver leaf, if using.