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I think it is a bright orange powder but that is all I think I know about it. What is saffron and how is it used?


Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015


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  • It’s a spice that is quite expensive and used in cooking for it’s colour and subtle flavour.


  • It’s lovely when you cook it with rice but I find it’s so expensive I tend not to use it.


  • I think saffron and turmeric is the yellow colouring that appears on a lot of Indian rices. I would look up recipes if you are using these spices as too much of it will turn out not so good. You can do Google search on this as well , as I am sure you will find something simple instructions .


  • That would be ground saffron. Usually it’s in longish threads, still yellow in colour,mand it’s very expensive so. Lucky you don’t need to use much in a recipe


  • I must try it in a cake.


  • saffron is a flower part. you can buy the stalks of saffron in the spice aisle. really expensive to buy per kilo


  • I use it to tint the colour of the rice in my pot when I cook paella.


  • I find saffron very expensive, but I really love it. Risotto with saffron is so good. In India they use saffron on sweets. I actually tried once a cake made with saffron. I thought it was a weird combination, but it actually turned out to be very good! :-)


  • The price is not too bad as you only need a little as it is very strong. Many places sell saffron and I would suggest you shop around.


  • It comes in a little pack and lasts a long time as you only use a few strands in cooking as it is very strong in colour. Rice is simply beautiful and yellow with saffron.


  • I have never used it but my sister does in her rice and it’s always really good – nice to look and and to eat. She’s a bit ‘fancier’ than me in the kitchen ;)


  • I purchased it from costo, dark orange little strands, I use it to make saffron rice


  • Thank you for that.


  • It’s a spice. It comes in little threads as it’s the stamens of a flower. It’s very expensive tho, dearer then gold


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