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Cooking with Saffron | Saffron Yellow Rice with Peas

Today I'm cooking with saffron. Also known as 'red gold', saffron is the most expensive spice in the world ! Thankfully I only require a small pinch of saffron to make this fluffy and fragrant Saffron Yellow Rice with Peas using long grain basmati rice. Just a tiny pinch of saffron goes a long way in not just coloring the rice a warm, golden shade of yellow but more importantly, dispensing that unique, delicate saffrony fragrance that wafts off the hot yellow rice and perfumes the air.  Fun Facts about Saffron Did you know that saffron  strands are harvested from the flowers of the Crocus flower (Crocus sativus )? The saffron strands come from the 3 crimson colored, thread-like strands of stigmas from each flower. Crocus sativus flowers with their red stigmas (saffron strands) The finest quality saffron and world's most expensive saffron only uses the tips of the dried stigmas . The remaining parts of the stigmas are used to make lower grade saffron. Saffron is the mos

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