Friday, February 19, 2010

Saffron Basmati Rice

This goes great with anything Middle-Eastern or Indian in flavor.  Yum!

Saffron Basmati Rice

5 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp saffron threads
6 whole cloves
3 cups basmati rice

Stovetop Directions:
In a large saute pan, bring the water, salt, saffron, and cloves to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat, let stand (covered) for 5 minutes.  Remove cloves before serving.
Makes 10 cups.

Rice Cooker Directions:
In 1 cup of hot water, stir saffron and cloves; let sit 15 minutes.  Pour rice into rice cooker, then saffron water, salt, and additional 4 cups water.  Cook.  Remove cloves before serving.
Makes 10 cups.

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