Coconut Saffron Rice

Welcome to my kitchen! Today, I’m excited to share a delightful and brain-healthy recipe that’s perfect for any occasion: Coconut Saffron Rice. This dish combines the richness of coconut cream with the medicinal benefits and exotic fragrance of saffron, using the finest organic, regenerative white rice. Let's get started!



  1. Prepare the Saffron:

    • Start by blooming the saffron. Take a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of warm spring water. Add the saffron threads and let them soak for about 10-15 minutes. This will release the vibrant color and unique flavor of the saffron.
  2. Rinse the Rice:

    • Rinse the organic, regenerative white rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps to remove any excess starch and ensures your rice will be fluffy. Optionally, soak the rice overnight before rinsing.
  3. Cook the Rice:

    • In a medium-sized pot, add the rinsed rice and 2 cups of spring water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add Coconut Cream and Bay Leaf:

    • After 10 minutes, add the coconut cream, bay leaf, and a pinch of salt to the rice. Stir gently to combine. Cover the pot again and let it cook on low heat for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and has absorbed the coconut cream.
  5. Incorporate the Saffron:

    • Turn off the heat. Remove the bay leaf from the pot. Pour the bloomed saffron and its soaking water over the cooked rice. Gently fluff the rice with a fork to evenly distribute the saffron. The rice should take on a beautiful golden hue.
  6. Final Touches:

    • Taste and adjust the salt if needed. Let the rice sit covered for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together perfectly.

Serving Suggestions:

Coconut Saffron Rice is incredibly versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes. Serve it alongside grilled vegetables, your favorite curry, or a simple salad. It’s also delicious on its own as a comforting and fragrant side dish.

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