Saffron Rice


How to prepare?

Onions and beetroot
  • 1/4 tsp good quality saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • ½  cup white basmati rice (soaked and rinse)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • Salt According to taste
A cooking pan
  • Take put them in a spice mortar. Grind the spice with a pestle to a powdery consistency.
  • Add a second pinch of saffron threads to the mortar.
  • Do not crush these threads.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of hot water into the mortar.
  • Let the saffron soak for 5 minutes. This will open up the flavor of the spice.
  • In a large heavy pot, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium.
  • Add the minced onion to the pot and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring very frequently.
  • Add rinsed rice to the pot and sauté for one minute longer.
  • Pour the yellow saffron liquid evenly across the top of the rice.
  • Add vegetable stock and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil, stir.
  • Let the rice cook for 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, but keep pot covered, and continue to let the rice sit and steam in the covered pot for 10 minutes longer.
  • Serve hot.

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