Monday 24 June 2013

Spanish Paprika and Saffron Rice

Sweet paprika and saffron infused rice.


120 g Basmati rice
240 ml hot water
Pinch of saffron
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Wash the rice and soak it for  30 minutes in cold water.
2. In a bowl add two tablespoons of hot water and the saffron and keep aside for saffron to release its colour.
3. Add oil in a large pan with a lid and wait for it to heat up.
4. Drain the rice and add it to the hot oil , sauté the rice for a couple of minutes until all the grains are coated in oil.
5. Add the paprika and salt to the rice together with the saffron infused water.Mix the spices into the rice.
6. Add the hot water and bring the rice to boil. Reduce the heat to lowest setting, cover the rice and cook for 25 minutes.(Do not open the pan lid in this time)
7. After 25 minutes, open the lid all the water will be absorbed and rice should be cooked. Fluff up the rice with a fork.
8. Transfer the rice to a serving platter.Sprinkle some paprika and additional saffron strands on the rice to garnish.

Submitting to:
Flavours of Spain event by guest hosted by Priya's versatile recipes


  1. Wat a lovely color with simple ingredients...I could imagine the smell and taste with saffron in it...excellent...

  2. Ooh, lovely. I might add fried onions to it.

  3. Sorry for not visiting ur space for past few days, But hereafter i won't miss here... yumm...

  4. Looks simple and tasty! Yum!

  5. lovely colour - sounds nice!


  6. Saffron gives a divine touch.. Wow.. Awesome rice item!

  7. Thanks for linking this yummy and wow dish at my event:)
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    Looking forward for many entries:)

  8. looks real yummy ! wonderful clicks !

  9. Sounds lovely, I bet the saffron give it a gorgeous taste.

  10. I love the use of the Spanish paprika and saffron - two of the favorite spices! This rice is beautiful and I'm sure would make a delicious side for almost any meal...

  11. Lemon and Lime, nice and sharp!

  12. Looks great. Definitely going to giver this recipe a go.

  13. Looks great. Will be giving this recipe a go.

  14. Lovely recipe thanks! Made and enjoyed!


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