Saffron is the important ingredient in Indian recipes of rice, sweets, and ice-creams, indispensable ingredient in such famous dishes as Paella, essential in the preparation of its famous Risotto.
Since heat releases saffron's flavor essence, it needs to be steeped in hot water, broth or milk before being added to food.For every teaspoon of saffron, add 3 teaspoons of liquid; soak for a minimum of two hours. The leaves will expand to 1 1/2 times their dry size. Saffron gives a golden hue, adds deep yellow-orange color and a characteristic sweet and musky aroma..Use it sparingly.
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