Submitted by: Sally from Rockford, Illinois
Yield: 4 servings
Bring broth to a boil, add saffron - set aside. Rinse rice well - drain. In medium saucepan saute' onions in butter until translucent, add garlic & mushrooms - saute' until mushrooms are soft. Add the basmati rice, saffron & chicken broth, stir well & bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer for 15-18 minutes or until broth is absorbed & rice is tender. Fluff with fork and serve.
More About This Recipe
This saffron rice recipe goes so well with flavors like apple, almonds, cardamom, and honey. Saffron rice and any of those listed flavors mixed in, is the perfect side dish to accompany your Middle Eastern chicken with roasted carrots or this curried turkey breast recipe.
What Does Saffron Taste Like?
Saffron has a subtly earthy and grassy flavor and aroma, and yet the flavor is closer to a sweet honey with a touch of floral. Saffron is unlike any other spice, because it has both sweet and savory flavors and gives a bright yellow color to anything it touches.