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How To Bloom Saffron

Learn how to bloom saffron in 20 minutes. This no fail technique lets you get the most out of saffron and use it in numerous recipes.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Basic
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 1


  • ¼ teaspoon ground saffron never use the threads without grinding them
  • 2 ice cubes


  • Place the ice cubes in a small bowl or jar. Sprinkle ground saffron on top of the ice cubes and let it sit in room temperature until the ice is fully melted.
  • Use immediately or cover the bowl or jar and keep it in the fridge for up to a week.


  • You can use saffron in different recipes such as saffron chicken, saffron rice or saffron ice cream
  • Saffron is usually available in strands, you can use a small pestle and mortar to ground saffron. 
  • It's advised not to use saffron during pregnancy. Please consult with your doctor before consuming saffron if you're pregnant. 


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg