Saffron Recipes

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Chicken Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
This is a delicious Pakistani/Indian rice dish which is often reserved for very special occasions such as weddings, parties, or holidays such as Ramadan. It has a lengthy preparation, but the work is definitely worth it. For biryani, always use long grain rice. Basmati rice with its thin, fine grains is the ideal variety to use. Ghee is butter that has been slowly melted so that the milk solids and golden liquid have been separated and can be used in place of vegetable oil to yield a more authentic taste.
By Nazia

Perfect Flourless Orange Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
A beautiful moist light cake with complex and full flavors of oranges and orange peel. Super easy to make, and people love it! Serve in wedges with a mound of whipped cream or ice cream.
By Lucence

Khoresht Fesenjaan (Chicken with Pomegranate Sauce)

Rating: 4 stars 25
This is a well-known Persian dish of chicken with a pomegranate and walnut sauce. Khoresht Fesenjan should be served with white rice.

Stovetop Saffron Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
Takes a little time but well worth the wait!

Paella I

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
A very traditional paella, garnished with chorizo, chicken, peas, squid, mussels, and shrimp. Chorizo is a sausage spiced with garlic and chili powder; remove casing before cooking. A paella pan is recommended.
By Allrecipes Member

Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
A delicious sweet and spicy soup perfect on a cold winter night. Best served with a loaf of crusty bread.

Lamb Tagine

Rating: 4.5 stars 366
Slow-cooked savory lamb stew simmered with aromatic spices and vegetables.

Chicken Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
For a traditional Pakistani/Indian dish, simmer tender morsels of chicken in a creamy, spicy blend of onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes, yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon. Finish by steaming with fragrant saffron rice and potatoes.
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Indian Saffron Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 152
Indian saffron is richer, darker in its red-orange color then the Spanish or Italian, and gives a better flavor to rice. The saffron should always be steeped in hot water ahead of time and used as part of the liquid in the recipe. The following is a recipe prepared in the Indian manner.

Al Kabsa - Traditional Saudi Rice and Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
Basmati rice is topped with chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices, garnished with toasted slivered almonds.

Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
My mother-in-law gave me this basic Mexican rice recipe that I've updated. Here it is.
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Risotto alla Milanese
Rating: Unrated 50
Typical Italian risotto as the tradition of my city wants it. Directly from Milano I send you this wonderful recipe!
Bouillabaisse
Rating: 5 stars 43

This simply prepared fish stew is a classic French recipe from Marseilles. Serve with a slice of hot toast topped with a spoonful of rouille.