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Saffron Rice

Saffron rice is a dish made from saffron, white rice. Saffron rice is found in the cuisines of many countries. The recipe is similar to Plain cooked rice with addition of ingredients.
Indian saffron is richer, darker in its red-orange color then the Spanish or Italian, and gives a better flavor to rice. 
Ingredients:

  1. Basmati Rice: 1 cup
  2. Powdered saffron:  1/8 tsp
  3. Boiling water:  2 cups
  4. Butter:  2 tsp
  5. Salt:  1 tsp

Procedure:
Steep the saffron in 1/2 cup boiling water.
In a skillet melt the butter over medium-high heat. 
Stir in the rice and salt. 
Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice begins to absorb the butter and becomes opaque, but do not brown the rice.
Transfer the rice into rice cooker.
Pour in the remaining 1 1/2 cups boiling water along with the saffron water.
Close the lid and cook on white rice mode.
Once the rice is done let the cover on for another 2-4 mins.
I served it with the side of yummy and rich mutton rogan josh and basic cucumber salad. 
You can choose your sides as per your taste. In mediterranean restaurants its served as a side dish for kabobs.

Serve it hot with your favorite curry and enjoy.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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