Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saffron Rice




Method of Preparation:
1. Soak rice in water for half an hour.Drain and keep aside.
2. Crush the saffron strands and soak it in milk. Soak the dried cranberries in warm water for 30 mins so that it softens.
3. Meantime heat oil in pressure cooker and add the cinnamon stick and cardamon seeds(crushed).
4. After few seconds add the onion, garlic and fry till it turns light brown.
5. Add the pepper powder and turmeric to this and mix well.After few seconds add the saffron mixture to it and mix well.
6. Then add the drained rice and fry it in the mixture for 2 to 3 mins.See that rice doesnt stick at the bottom.Keep stirring.
7. Add the water along with salt and mix well.Close the lid of pressure cooker without weight and cook on high till heavy pressure starts coming out from it.
8. Then reduce the heat to low and place the pressure cooker weight and cook for 5 to 10 mins.See that it doesnt whistle.
9. Turn off the heat and once pressure goes open the lid and fluff the rice with fork.
10.Add the cranberries and mix well.
11.Serve with side of your choice.I made cauliflower fry to go with it..



Notes:
1. You can add the cranberries with the turmeric powder while frying and cook it with rice. In that case do not soak it in water.
2. Cranberries can be replaced with raisins too and can also be left out, even then rice tastes yum.

31 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I love saffron rice, its my fav spice.

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  2. its been a while i made this flavorful rice...looks colorful n inviting..i like your background, is it a table?!
    Spicy Treats

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  3. Lovely rice, cranberries are a nice touch.

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  4. Such a delicious and flavorful rice....

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  5. Wow what an innovative rice.... Want to taste it now itself.....

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  6. Very nice and flavorful rice. Love to have with any panner curry

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  7. Lovely
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  8. Saffron rice looks so yummy and comforting.

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  9. Very flavorful and delicious looking rice...It would've got a lovely color from the saffron.

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  10. beautiful and really tempting..

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  11. fragrant and colourful rice..looks so lovely and delicious.loved it

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  12. Great presentation......lovely recipe....simply fantastic dear

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  13. Nice to add cranberry. Looks delicious.

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  14. Nice flavours.. it looks delicious.. nice snaps
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  15. Beautiful clicks..Love the addition of cranberries..

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  16. Rich looking super flavourful rice, love the addition of cranberries.

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  17. Delicious and colorful rice, sounds so yummy n lovely presentation too...

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  18. first thing that came to my mind was the movie cheeni kum....but i think that was zardari ulao...gr8 looking rice recipe dear and gr8 accompaniment

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  19. Tempting rice dish,love the flavor and color.

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  20. Saffron rice look very doable ... Would have loved to cook it with brown rice ..ut I guess delicate flavour of saffron may not go well with strong white rice.

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  21. A really wonderful recipe to try...I am not a usual saffron user, but this recipe is so promising. i'd like to give it a try...

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  22. wow..lovely n yummy rice...frst time to ur blog..glad to follow u!

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  23. Saffron rice looks perfect and delicious.

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  24. its my first time 2 ur blog... Glad 2 see all ur superb recipes...
    Addition of saffron & cranberries are really nice.. its luks delicious... :)

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