6 June, 2022

Saffron Rice Pilaf with Chicken

Will Dazzle You

Ingredients (Serving 10 portions people):

• 2 tsp threads of Sun’s Secret Saffron
• 1 cup rice
• 1 Tb vegetable oil
• 2 Tb Pistachios
• 2 Tb of dried cranberry
• 4 Tb of raisins
• 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
• 1 Onion, minced
• 1 Tb of rose water
• Chicken thighs, (3 or 4 pieces with bones)
• 1 Tb of 7 spices, combination of ground black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, coriander, cumin, paprika
• 1 tsp of turmeric
• Orange zest (Optional)
• 1 Tb of ghee or butter (Optional)
• Almonds, pine nuts and cashews (Optional)

Saffron Rice Pilaf with Chicken


Cook Something Different & Nutritious

Will dazzle you! The magic combination of chicken, rice and saffron are always a delicious dish but in this special case it gets a little fancier, more colorful and also nutritious.

It’s infused and flavored with high quality saffron, then tossed with dried fruits & nuts, cashews and herbs to make a magnificent dish.


Steps to make this especial recipe by the method of Sun’s Secret Kitchen

  • STEP 1:

At first, wash the rice and soak it for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 2:

Add 1 Tb of olive or vegetable oil in a pot. Next, sauté onion, cranberries, raisins, orange zest, pistachios for 10 minutes on a low heat.

  • STEP 3:

Add chicken and 1 Tb of mixed spice, turmeric, saffron threads and sea salt, sauté for 5 minutes.

  • STEP 4:

After that, put the rice and sauté again.

  • STEP 5:

Then add chicken broth and cover the pot with a tight lid.

  • STEP 6:

Keep it on high heat for 5 minutes, then turn the heat to lowest and keep the pilaf for 30 minutes or until the rice fluffy and absorbed the liquid completely.

  • STEP 7:

Before the rice is completely done around 25 minutes, you can mix saffron threads with rose water and then add them to the rice and cover the pot again.


  • STEP 8:

In a skillet, add 1 Tb of ghee, when it’s hot, please, add almonds, pine nuts, cashews and toast them until they are golden brown and drizzle over the rice.

  • STEP 9:

Finally Serve the rice with yogurt or your favorite salad.

Enjoy it! …

Saffron is one of the most important & special ingredient in this unique & delicious recipe which will dazzle you. So it’s best to buy & use high quality. If your grocery store doesn’t carry it, we suggest to try our International food market in Sun’s Secret Website.

You can buy super grade Sun’s Secret saffron here.

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