Saffron Rice

  • Prep Time

    5 mins

  • Cooking Time

    20 mins

  • Serving


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Main course

Delicately decadent, this rice is full of infinitesimal flavours! Saffron is a condiment that enhances the fragrant quality of Basmati rice! Serve with a side dish, like raita or a veggie salad.


  1. Wash Laila Easy Cook Long Grain ricewith cold water. Cover and keep it soaked for around 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the water.
  3. Melt ghee in a pot over medium heat, add bay leaves, mace and cardamoms. Add the drained rice. Cook well, stirring all the time, until all the moisture has evaporated.
  4. Meanwhile, soak the saffron in 3 tbsp hot water for a few minutes. Once it is soaked well, add the saffron to the pot along with the vegetable stock, and salt.
  5. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and cook on a simmering flame. Keep the rice covered, until all the water is absorbed, and the rice is cooked (about 12-15 minutes).
  6. Fluff the rice with wooden spoon and garnish with celery leaves before serving.


  • 400g Laila Easy Cook Long GrainBasmati rice (uncooked)
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 1 strand of mace
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 350ml boiling water
  • Salt to taste
  • Celery leaves (for garnishing)