Crispy Saffron Rice

When it becomes cold, I am craving two things... one is the soup and the other one is comfort food! This yummy and comfy crispy rice always give pleasure. It is easy and simple and only 2 main ingredients, rice, and saffron. It can be served besides your thanksgiving turkey as well. It goes well with everything.


1 cup white basmati rice  3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp sea salt  1 tbsp butter 2 cups water 2 tbsp bloomed saffron

Bring a none stick pan of water to boil.

Rinse the rice and add it to the boiling water. Add 1 tbsp oil & 1 tsp salt.

After 7-9 minutes, when the rice is cooked al-dente, turn off the heat and rinse the rice again with cold water.

Place the pan on the heat again and add 2 tbsp oil. Wait 1-2 minutes and then add the bloomed saffron to the pan and then add the rice.

Mix 1 tsp of salt with 2 tbsp of water and add it to your rice.

Cover it with a lid and let it cook on medium-low heat for 40 minutes.

When the rice is cooked, add the butter into the middle of the rice and serve it.

Note* make sure your pan is non-stick & if you want more crispiness let it cook for 50 minutes.