Indian Curry Recipe

Indian Saffron Rice recipe

This simple side dish is a brilliant accompaniment to most Indian dishes. Indian saffron has a distinctive flavour so try to use this instead of Spanish if you can.


  • 500ml boiling water
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 1/8 tsp. saffron or powdered saffron
  • 25g butter
  • Pinch salt

Method of Preparation:

  1. Steep the saffron in 125ml of water.

  2. Melt the butter, then add the rice and salt. Cook for 2-5 minutes, until the rice starts to turn opaque at the edges.

  3. Do not brown the rice. Add the rest of the boiling water and the saffron water. Cover, then simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.

Stir in some freshly chopped chilli to make this rice dish even tastier. This recipe serves six.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: November 29, 2011
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