Saffron Recipes

Rays Saffron Rice

makes 6 servings

0.1g powdered saffron ( Kiwi Saffron)
2 cups boiling water,
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice, not rinsed
1 teaspoon salt

1. Steep the saffron in 1/2 cup boiling  water.

2. In a saucepan that can be tightly covered, melt the butter over medium to high heat.  Stir in the rice and salt. cook stirring constantly, until the rice begins to absorb the butter and become opaque, but do not brown the rice.

3.  Quickly poor in the remaining 1 cups boiling water along with the saffron water.  Cover immediately , reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed. For best results do not remove the lid while the rice is cooking.

Festive Saffron Ice Cubes    

Make an infusion of Kiwi Saffron with a kettle of hot water. Allow to cool before pouring into ice cube trays. Place a stigma or two of saffron in each.
Saffron ice cubes are also wonderful when added to chilled summer soups like Gazpacho.


Saffron Tea

3 or 4 threads of saffron
a little honey
hot water

Fill a cup with boiling water. Add saffron threads or powder, with a little honey to taste.
Beneficial for a great nights sleep it taken prior to bed. Can also be taken in a glass of warm milk.

Recent clinical trials have proved the herb to have potential health benefits, according to Michael Murry, N.D, author of 'The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods'

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