Making Saffron Rice is as easy as making regular rice. Only difference is that this flavourful and colourful spice makes this simple rice dish look marvellous.
Author: Arundhuti Rama
- Basmati Rice 2 cups
- Water 4 cups
- Ghee 1 tbsp.
- Green Cardamoms 4 pods
- Cloves 2
- Milk 1/4 cup
- Saffron threads 1/2 tsp.
- Salt as per taste
- Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 minutes. Drain rice. Heat ghee in a large pan and add cardamom pods and cloves. Add rice and stir till all the grains are nicely coated with ghee. Add water, stir and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and cover tightly. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the milk in a small pan. Add the saffron threads and heat through gently. Pour the saffron milk over the rice and stir. Cover again and continue cooking over a low heat for 5-6 minutes or till rice is done.
- Remove the pan from the heat without lifting the lid. Leave the rice to stand for about 5 minutes, then fork through just before serving.
Recipe Source: Complete Indian Cooking