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12 Best Saffron Rice Recipes to Spice Up Dinner

JANUARY 27, 2023
12 Best Saffron Rice Recipes to Spice Up Dinner
Rice is a blank canvas for flavors, and you can take it in so many directions just by changing up the ingredients. To give your rice dishes an extra special twist, why not try saffron rice? Saffron is a fragrant, subtly sweet spice that's perfect for adding flavor to a simple side of rice. To get you started, here are 12 of the best saffron rice recipes. From classic and simple, to sweet additions like raisins, these recipes show just how diverse saffron rice can be. Now, let's get cooking!
Spain on a Fork

Spanish Saffron Rice with Garlic Shrimp

Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner of Spanish Saffron Rice and tender garlic shrimp - a delicious combination of flavors and textures that will have you coming back for more!
3
121
1
30 min
TOTAL TIME
718
CALORIES
$7.67
PER SERVING
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Spanish Saffron Rice with Garlic Shrimp
Unicorns In The Kitchen

How To Make Saffron Rice

Learn how to make the best saffron rice. This is an easy rice recipe with delicious tahdig that you can make at home. 
415
45 min
TOTAL TIME
151
CALORIES
$1.37
PER SERVING
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How To Make Saffron Rice
Cook With Manali

Instant Pot Saffron Rice

Fragrant Saffron Rice makes an interesting change from the regular rice! This recipe is made in the Instant Pot and is vegan and gluten-free.
12
51
30 min
TOTAL TIME
154
CALORIES
$1.92
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Saffron Rice
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Genius Kitchen

Indian Sweet Saffron Rice With Raisins and Pistachios

A Vedic recipe adapted from the cookbook The Best of Lord Krishna's Cuisine by Yamuna Devi. Although not considered Vedic, I add onion to the rice. Very sweet dish meant to be served to soothe the palate when eating more fiery Indian dishes. The sweetener jaggery or gur can be found in many Asian m...
4
30 min
TOTAL TIME
241
CALORIES
$1.57
PER SERVING
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Indian Sweet Saffron Rice With Raisins and Pistachios
Lost Mediterranean

Yellow Saffron Rice Recipe

Super easy but flavorful Yellow Saffron Rice recipe that won’t disappoint you or your guests! This rice-style recipe is rich in the Mediterranean flavor – the saffron and the little kick of white wine cannot be missed during the Mediterranean meals. This is a perfect side dish for any stew, casserol...
3
1
45 min
TOTAL TIME
655
CALORIES
$4.17
PER SERVING
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Yellow Saffron Rice Recipe
Thai Food About.com

Rice Cooker Saffron Rice

This saffron rice is the easiest rice recipe you'll ever make! Just put together a few ingredients and let them simmer together in your rice cooker.
52
25 min
TOTAL TIME
276
CALORIES
$1.23
PER SERVING
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Rice Cooker Saffron Rice
Analida's Ethnic Spoon

Saffron Rice with Craisins and Almonds

Try this delicious Persian style saffron rice with almonds and Craisins or dried cranberries brings a contrast of flavors and textures. This is similar to the dish Albaloo Polow.
1
103
936
35 min
TOTAL TIME
135
CALORIES
$1.89
PER SERVING
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Saffron Rice with Craisins and Almonds
Fifteen Spatulas

Saffron Rice

This Saffron Rice is a great simple side dish that's fragrant and full of flavor.
1
45 min
TOTAL TIME
152
CALORIES
$0.86
PER SERVING
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Saffron Rice
Peel With Zeal


Saffron Rice

Persian style saffron rice with herbs, pistachios, and pomegranates.
16
32
35 min
TOTAL TIME
159
CALORIES
$1.14
PER SERVING
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Saffron Rice
Coffee and Crayons

Cranberry Saffron Rice Recipe

This Vibrant Cranberry Saffron Rice combines fluffy jasmine rice, aromatic saffron, tart cranberries and raisins, pistachios, and fresh thyme. Ready in under 30 minutes, enjoy this bright and beautiful rice recipe with all your dinnertime favorites
3
30 min
TOTAL TIME
363
CALORIES
$3.67
PER SERVING
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Cranberry Saffron Rice Recipe
Saffron Rice FAQ
What ingredients do I need to make Saffron Rice?
What is Saffron Rice?
How do I prepare the saffron threads for use in the recipe?
What is the best way to cook saffron rice?
Can I make any substitutions to the recipe?
What are some common mistakes to avoid when making saffron rice?
How can I store leftovers of saffron rice?
Any tips for getting the perfect consistency and texture for saffron rice?
When does Saffron Rice expire?
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Tips for storing Saffron Rice to extend shelf life