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SAFFRON RICE Vegetarian-Dish

Saffron rice is a dish made from saffron, white rice and also usually vegetable bouillon. Saffron rice is found in the cuisines of many countries (in one form or another).


Basmati Rice
: 1 cup
: 3 cups
Warm Milk
: 1/2 cup
Saffron threads
: abt 5-6
: 1 tsp
: 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf
: Small piece
: 1
: 1 tsp
: To taste

Saffron Rice


  • Soak the rice in water for 15 mins. The rice was a bit hard, so thought next time will soak it for 20 mins
  • Soak the saffron strands in warm milk.
  • Once you are set to cook, place the ghee along with all the spices in a large microwave safe bowl and micro for 2 mins uncovered.
  • Remove from the microwave, add the drain rice and micro for 30 sec, Stir well and keep for another 30 sec.
  • Add the drain water and milk along with saffron to the rice. I measured about 3. 5 cups totally.
  • Micro again for 5 mins. Then stir well and keep it again for 1 - 2 mins.
  • Let it rest for another 2 mins, before serving.