Originally Posted by carnivorousplant
How do you make Saffron rice, Chefguy? Real saffron does do a darn thing except turn the rice yellow.
Possibly your saffron isn't fresh enough, or it's cut with turmeric or something else. Or perhaps you're not using enough. Most recipes call for a small pinch. I use a fairly hefty pinch (I buy it by the ounce $$$) and let it dissolve in the warm liquid before adding the rice. I also put butter in the pot and a handful of raisins. While it's cooking, I saute some slivered almonds in butter, then mix them in at the end. Serve this with lamb kofta and you'll be happy.