Thank you all for the input & observations.
Ishbel, I hate when that happens. When I see the word SALE, sometimes I get carried away -- thinking, one for me, & one for a friend.
Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
Mish - if you want to get an idea of what saffron taste like, check in your grocery store in the rice section for Mahatma (brand name) "Saffron Yellow (Seasonings & Long Grain) Rice". Heck, no I don't follow the directions exactly!
Instead of the butter I'll start with either some EVOO, or lamb drippings, and sweat/saute a chopped onion in it ... then add the water and rice - then follow the rest of the directions on the package.
It makes a great side for roast lamb or chicken!
As everyone else noted - it is expensive, but you don't use much. If you have a middle eastern ethnic market you might want to check out their prices ... the last time I checked out McCormick I got sticker shock but was able to get about 4 times as much for $2 less at a middle eastern market.
GREAT idea, Michael. I've often seen Mahatma here in So. California. Will have to give it a try. Sounds yummy with lamb. Thank you!!!
Master, giiggling here, I'll go check ebay too, since it's one of my favorite hangouts (blushing).
BT, If you put the pistal down, I'll let the store manager go quietly. (You always make me giggle - you little devil :-])
Lately I've had Paella on the brain (re Saffron). Here's an article I came across & wanted to share. Made me feel as if I was strolling through sunny Spain & smelling the aroma of Paella being cooked...some interesting original recipes too.
P.S. If someone makes the Paella, heck, I'll bring the Saffron!