Best Zafran Rice (Saffron Rice) Recipe By Grilled Town

This simple zafran rice (saffron recipe) recipe is from the southern region of Thailand, where it is frequently consumed with roast chicken or chicken tikka. Saffron rice adds a distinctive touch to meals and is almost as simple to prepare as ordinary rice. You may prepare this dish without a rice cooker. The rice is steamed but is actually boiled in a pot on the stove.

Zafran Rice saffron

Saffron gives the rice in this meal not only its distinctive flavor but also its distinctive golden hue. This dish uses only a small amount of saffron because to its high cost. The spice not only gives the rice a beautiful yellow color but also amazing health benefits.

Ingredients of Zafran Rice:

  • Rice 2 cups soaked
  • Cinnamon sticks 2
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Cardamoms 5
  • Bay leaf 2
  • Cumin seed 1 tea spoon
  • Cashew nuts 20
  • Raisins quarter cup
  • Onions sliced 2
  • Crushed saffron
  • Hot milk
  • Oil 2 tbs
  • Clarified butter 2 tbs
  • water 4 cups
  • salt

Method for Zafran Rice:

Zafran Rice milk and saffron
saffron milk

First of all take a hot milk and add crushed saffron, soaked it for around an hour. Now take a pan, add oil and cashews and raisins, fry till light brown in color then take a side and add onions in the same pan fry it till golden brown.

After this in the same pan add clarified butter and add your all spices which are cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaf and cumin seeds. Once the spices start infusing the aroma add rice mix it and fry it for 1 minute add water give a slight mix and add salt.

Zafran Rice fry onions and saffron milk
fry onions and saffron milk

Now cover it and cook till the rice is 80% done, add cashews and raisins also when it is 80% done then add fry onions and saffron milk cover it and cook it for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes check it when it is done turn off the flame and cover it for 3 minutes more.

Now mix it and dish out into the serving dish. If you want to eat zafran rice you can order from grilled town’s website or if you want to try any other rice dish like matka biryani, mandi, afghani pulao visit Grilled Town.

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