Our 6 Best Saffron Recipes

What is Saffron?

Crocus sativus L., otherwise known as saffron, is one of the most expensive spices in the world. As a rule of thumb, the deeper the color of saffron threads, the better the quality. Deep red with orange tips is considered to be the best. Real saffron threads are fine and evenly sized, with a thin yellow tendril on one end and what looks like a flute on the other side.  The color of saffron threads is a deep red. The highest quality saffron threads have the most minimal yellow stem and the highest amount of crocin, one of saffron's key essential oils.

Saffron Recipes

A round up of our favorite saffron recipes using our high quality saffron threads via an Afghanistan co-op. Shipped as saffron threads, for grinding by hand before use.  Steep 1-2 strands to flavor an entire pot of rice, or add to risottos, pilafs or vegetable dishes for a beautiful color & flavor.  

Saffron Chicken

A easy, simple and deliciously elegant saffron chicken dish, with a drizzle of olive oil and high quality RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads, ready in less than 30 minutes. Full recipe here.

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How To Make The Best Saffron Rice

One pinch of RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads adds a luxurious, bright, lovely golden color and smell to a pot of steamed saffron rice - we'd eat this daily if we could. Full recipe here.

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Saffron Tea With Ginger & Honey

All you need is freshly ground RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads, water & fresh ginger to make this super healthy, refreshing saffron tea. Full recipe here.

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Saffron Sponge Cake

This delicate saffron cake combines RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads, pomegranates and the light, cloudlike sponge cake for a deliciously light, beautiful dessert. Full recipe here.

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How To Make Tachin (Persian Saffron Rice)

Strips of fragrant RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads gives this recipe an amazing flavor. Full recipe here.

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Swedish Saffron Buns

These Swedish saffron buns are known as Lussebullar, in Sweden and are made in kitchens all over the country in honor of St. Lucia's Day, also known as the Festival of Light. We love these delicate, light, special buns, made with RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads, all year long. Full recipe here.

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