What Are Some Good Recipes Using Saffron?

What Are Some Good Recipes Using Saffron?

Seafood paella and saffron rice salad are delicious recipes that use saffron. Make the paella by heating 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper and 2 minced garlic cloves for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 cups instant rice, 1 1/3 cups broth, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper and 1 pinch of saffron. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 pound raw shrimp and 1 cup green peas. In an even layer, place 1 pound cleaned mussels over the rice. Cook until the rice is tender and the mussels have opened. Remove from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving with lemon wedges.

Make saffron rice salad by heating 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 chopped garlic cloves until soft. Stir in 2 cups long grain white rice. Add 1 pinch saffron threads.

In a small pot, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Pour the boiling water into the rice and stir. Season with salt and pepper before bringing to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot and cook for 12 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to sit, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Place the rice into a large bowl. Toss in 8 chopped asparagus spears, 1 diced fire roasted red pepper, 1 diced fire roasted yellow pepper and 3/4 cup salt cured olives. Mix in 1/4 cup fresh herbs such as parsley, rosemary or cilantro. Add 2 tablespoons aged sherry vinegar and a splash of olive oil. Serve warm.