This Middle Eastern Saffron Rice is a flavoured rice from the Middle East. Saffron and other spices with lots of butter can be served with Za’atar spiced cauliflower or meat.
Sending this recipe over to our Blogging Marathon #110, week 3, day 1 under “Let’s pack to the Middle East” theme.
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3-4
Butter : 4 tablespoons
Onion : 1 medium diced
Garlic : 3 cloves minced
Basmati Rice : 1 1/2 cups
Cumin : 1 teaspoon
Saffron : 10 strands
Ground Cinnamon : 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt : 1 1/2 teaspoons
Ground black pepper : 1/2 teaspoon
Water : 2 1/2 cups
Take rice in a bowl and wash it 4-5 times until most of the starch is gone.
Heat butter in a pan, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes until they are translucent.
Add garlic, all spices, rice and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add water, stir, close lid and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is completely cooked. Turn off the stove and let it rest for 5 minutes before fluffing it and serving.