Turn your every day basmati rice into something special with our saffron rice recipe! By adding the sumptuous aromatics of saffron, you can elevate your rice dish into a real treat. This recipe from Chef Navin serves 4 people and is the perfect dinner party trick!


200g Kohinoor Extra flavour Basmati rice
ΒΌ g saffron
1tsp oil
20g butter
5g salt
400ml water


  • Wash and soak the Kohinoor Extra Flavour basmati rice in lukewarm water for 30 minutes
  • Soak the saffron in 5 tablespoons of hot water
  • Heat the oil and butter in a thick bottomed pan
  • Drain the rice from the water and add to the pan
  • Add the boiling water, salt, and saffron water
  • Cook in a medium heat until all the water is absorbed and holes start to form of the surface of the rice
  • Place a kitchen towel over the rice and cover the pan with the lid
  • Reduce the heat to very low and allow the rice to steam for 6 minutes
  • Serve up with some Kohinoor classics, such as the Kohinoor Meals in Minutes Saag Aloo, and the Butter chicken curry!

Top tip

Use a fork to separate the grains of rice when its cooked. This will keep the rice fluffy.