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Saffron Pilaf

Saffron Pilaf

An aromatic and lightly colored rice, which goes great with a curry, a fish dish, vegetables, or meat.



  1. 1

    Rinse rice in a colander under running water. Let drain in the colander.

  2. 2

    Put saffron in a small glass and add 4 tablespoons of boiling water. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Heat a thick-bottomed pot on medium. Add onion and ghee. Sauté for 2 minutes then add cardamom, cinnamon, clove and cinnamon leaf. Sauté gently, stirring on occasion, until the onions are translucent.

  4. 4

    Pour rice into the pot and stir. Add saffron and saffron water. Add stock or water and salt to taste.

  5. 5

    Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and continue cooking for around 15 minutes. Turn off heat, but leave the pot on the burner to slowly finish cooking.

  6. 6

    Fluff rice with a fork before serving.