Saffron Recipes That Make Delicious International Food

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Saffron has been used historically as a medicine, perfume, dye, and spice and is one of the most valuable foodstuffs in the world. This product is mostly used in Iranian, Indian, and Moroccan dishes, but it can also be seen in classic European dishes. In the following, we will introduce some delicious international foods that are prepared using saffron.

Rice Patties

Rice Patties

Rice patties mixed with various vegetables like scallions, garlic that is lightly fried, and saffron are added to it. This rice vegetarian rice is so delicious and beautiful. The saffron makes the taste of this rice amazing.

Steamed Saffron Rice with Tahdig or Chelo ba Tahdig

Steamed Saffron Rice with Tahdig or Chelo ba TahdigĀ 

Steamed Saffron Rice with Tahdig is one of the most famous Iranian dishes that is served with stew, kebab, chicken, and meat. The aroma and taste of this rice certainly attract everyone’s attention, and for this reason, many people who travel to Iran try saffron steamed rice once in a while and fall in love with it. The Tahdig is also called the rice stuck to the bottom of the pot, which is crispy.

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon

Roast Chicken with Saffron and Lemon

Roast chicken is one of the popular dishes prepared in different ways around the world. To cook the Spanish version of this food, you need saffron, lemons, and fresh rosemary. The combination of these fragrant foodstuffs will bring a pleasant taste to this roast chicken, and many will surely be fascinated by it.

Risotto Alla Milanese

Risotto Alla Milanese

Risotto Alla Milanese is Italian food that tastes good. Ingredients for this food include beef stock, beef bone marrow, lard (instead of butter) and cheese, flavored and colored with saffron. There are many types of risotto, but the one made with saffron tastes better and has more fans.

Fried Cauliflower with Saffron

Fried Cauliflower with Saffron

Fried cauliflower is a popular food in many cuisines of South Asia, The Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere but in India, people make this food with saffron. Fried cauliflower with saffron is more delicious because of the taste and smell of saffron.

Arancini

Arancini

Arancini are Italian snacks, including a ball of rice coated with bread crumbs and then deep-fried. This food serves hot or warm, and the taste of it with saffron is extraordinary.

Paella

Paella

Paella is a Spanish foot that is originally from Valencia. This dish is one of the most popular dishes in Spain, the raw material of which is rice and it is prepared in different ways. Other foods used to make this dish include chicken, olive oil, rabbit, shrimp, snails, and saffron. It is one of the traditional dishes of Spain and is served in many restaurants in this country.

Biryani

Biryani

Biryani is an Indian dish that is the main part of it is rice, and it is mixed with other things like meat, vegetables, Dahi, nuts, dried fruits, and potatoes. This food is popular in other places like Iraqi Kurdistan too. Indians use saffron to make the taste of the Biryani better and make it color.

Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine

Chicken tagine is a North African dish made with a variety of spices and vegetables and has a wonderful taste. The method of preparation of this food is very simple, but at the same time, it has a very high nutritional value, which is why it has many fans. In Africa, saffron is one of the most important spices used in food, and it is also used in this food, which makes it very popular among many people.

Fried Calamari with Saffron Aioli and Agrodolce

Fried Calamari with Saffron Aioli and Agrodolce

This dish is one of the traditional dishes of southern Italy, which is prepared with a sour and sweet sauce and has a wonderful taste. The main ingredient of this dish is squid, which is served with saffron in the sauce mentioned.

Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken (Tahcheen-e Morgh)

Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken (Tahcheen-e Morgh)

Baked saffron yogurt rice with chicken is a popular Iranian food that is so delicious, and the saffron is a very important part of it. Tahcheen means arranged on the bottom, and it is the most beautiful food that you have ever seen. Pieces of saffron chicken are arranged on a thick yogurt-and-egg tahdig and topped with basmati rice. Iranian make Tahcheen in the oven and on the stovetop and serve it with yogurt and Sabzi Khordan.

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