Gluten Free Saffron Rice Recipe

Saffron Rice made with Mahatma rice.
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Saffron Crocus, is the name of the flower from which Saffron the spice is harvested. It was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean, modern day Turkey and Iran but traveled far and wide thanks to the Silk Road. The Saffron threads are actually the stigmas of the flower and each flower only has three. The reason for Saffron being expensive is that these flowers only bloom for one week each year and harvesting must be done by hand. Saffron has been used as a spice, dye and perfume for centuries. Now that you know some rich history and luxury associated with this spice we hope you will appreciate this recipe. When cooking with Saffron less is more and this recipe will highlight Saffron’s rich flavor and beautiful color.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
4 persons



Wash the rice in a strainer until the water runs clear then set aside.
Using a 3 quart saucepan bring to medium heat and add ghee
Once Ghee is melted, sauté onion, turmeric, and saffron for 2-3 minutes.
Mix the rice, salt, and water into the pot, bring to a boil at high heat.
Once the mixture is at a bubbling boil, turn the heat down too low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
Once the rice has absorbed all the liquid, turn off the heat, keep covered, and allow steaming for 10-15 minutes.
Serve warm plates as a side dish for your meal like the Grilled Turkey Steak.

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