Saffron Rice

By Maha Yacine • October 15, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Saffron Rice

Recipe in Arabic الأرز بالزعفران

Easy to cook and a nice change from the regular daily white rice.

Recipe submitted by Maha Yacine


  • 1 cup basmati rice (or Jasmine rice) - أرز بسمتي
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 2 cup water - ماء
  • 1 pinch saffron - زعفران
  • 1 small onion - بصلة
  • salt (to taste) - ملح
  • 1 vegetable cube - مكعب مرقة خضروات

Step by step

  1. Soak a pinch of saffron in a little warm water for a few minutes.
  2. In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the finely chopped onion. Stir regularly until the onion is softened.
  3. Add the rice and mix for a minute before you stir in the saffron-water mix, 2 cups of water, salt, and the vegetable cube.
  4. Bring to the boil and make sure the cube is well dissolved, then lower the heat to a minimum, cover and allow to cook for 20 minutes.


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