The spice saffron: does anybody add saffron (spice) to their rice? or have any other suggestion for what food to use it in and how? I was given some saffron- it's apprently expensive.

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Fortis Paradise Profile
Fortis Paradise answered

Yes,but mostly for decoration and the smell it gives to food,

Also, it can be used in teaو milk (the latter for peaceful sleep) and also chicken.

however, do NOT use it if you're PREGNANT!

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Linilla Schmidt
Linilla Schmidt commented
nice Photo, makes we want to try a mold for the yellow part, too.
Fortis Paradise
Fortis Paradise commented
Yep,and there are really small molds in shape of flowers, in case there isn't much saffron available.
Linilla Schmidt
Linilla Schmidt commented
Good. Then I don't have to use a kiddie sand-box plastic mold :-) and clean it for sand residue first ....
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Veronica Dultry answered

Saffron is fabulous in savory and sweet dishes. It's also nice when gifted because it makes you experiment, and I believe saffron is worth the experience. My two savory dishes that I like to use it In are Paella and Arroz con Pollo. There are many types of both so I'd Google recipes and look over the different ingredients to see which version you'd prefer.

As far as sweet, I've enjoyed pound cakes, or cakes. Below is one I found. You could also Google saffron in dessert and decide which recipe works for you. I've tried it in yogurts and custard, while good, my preference is in cakes. The smell and taste are lovely and delicate.

http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/almond-saffron-cake

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Maurice Korvo answered

My wife liked using saffron, but could not afford it. When in Cuba we stopped at every grocery we could find for a great substitute. Finally found it after crossing half the Island. (She got the name of it from one of the Chefs at the Hotel in Havana, but cannot remember it now)

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