Orange saffron rice recipe

Continuing with our commitment that saffron is a Summer spice and where a myriad of recipes can be prepared using saffron.


Today we have brought a quick and easy recipe, where in only 25 minutes you can prepare “Orange saffron rice” a dish that will take your guests’ breath away.


It is a dish which can be served as a dessert, or should you prefer as a side dish for certain dishes such as duck à l’orange, magret, confit or with white meat, rabbit etc …


“Orange saffron rice” Ingredients

  • ½ cup of rice
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • Saffron threads


Orange saffron rice Elaboration

First squeeze the oranges, the amount of juice obtained will be sufficient for 2 cups, logically the orange juice will be suitable. Add the juice into a saucepan together with the orange peel which has been cut into strips and place the saucepan onto high heat and heat until it boils.


Bring to a boil, then add the rice and when brought to a boil once again, reduce heat and simmer until the rice is cooked and the orange juice absorbed for approximately 13 minutes. This time can vary depending on whether one likes the rice whole or tender.


Once the rice is cooked for the specified minutes, add the tablespoons of sugar and strands of saffron and leave to simmer for a further 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn the heat off and allow the remaining broth to thicken until it obtains a sweet honeyed texture.


“Orange saffron rice” Serving Presentation

Once the rice has been left to rest, it can be placed into individual bowls or dessert glasses so that each one person has his/her serving and can be garnished with orange peel strips, or adding almonds, mint leaves or including even some more strands of saffron.

We hope you like it! And as always we say we’ll be happy to see your photos if you prepare the recipe, on Instagram @antoniosotos or on Facebook and Twitter.

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