Delicious American Saffron Rice Recipe

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Delicious American Saffron Rice Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 03, 2024

This American Saffron Rice recipe is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is perfect as a side dish or as a main course. The combination of saffron, rice, and other herbs and spices creates a dish that will impress your family and friends. It is easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering.


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, crush the saffron threads and steep them in warm broth for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion and garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in the rice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the rice is lightly toasted.
  4. Pour in the saffron-infused broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and let it sit, covered, for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

Interesting Facts

  • Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, known for its unique flavor and vibrant color.
  • Rice is a staple food in many cultures around the world, and saffron rice is a popular dish in the Middle East, India, and other regions.