Golden goodness at its highest potential. Mouthwatering flavours intermingled with hearty textures make this side-dish recipe worth bookmarking. This saffron rice in a rice cooker is so easy to cook!
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Fry onions in a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil until soft.
Make saffron water - In a heat proof bowl or pot place 1 pinch of saffron in 2 ½ cups (600mL) of boiling water.
In a separate bowl, add another pinch of saffron with 1 tbsp (15mL) boiled warm water, allowing it to steep for 10 -15 seconds. Add the crème fraiche or yogourt, and mix.
Add the Dainty Basmati rice, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and saffron water to the pan with the onions and bring to a boil.
Once boiled, transfer to the oven on a 25cm x 30cm roasting tray for 15 minutes, until rice is crisp.
Drizzle the saffron crème fraîche over the rice and add a bit of extra olive oil (if desired). Mix and serve.