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What Does Saffron Taste Like?

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:44 PM, May 31, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 31, 2017

Saffron is widely known as the most expensive spice in the world. The little orange threads can go for a whopping $7,000+ per pound!

Luckily, a little goes a long way. “It’s pricey but all you need is the tiniest pinch,” our culinary team member Grant Melton explains.

“It’s kind of sweetly floral and you add it to dishes for more of an essence than a taste really,” explains Grant. (Think: saffron-scented pasta.)

Try it in These Recipes:

Chicken Thighs with Orange and Rosemary, and Saffron Rice with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Pasta Primavera with Saffron Cream

Sicilian-Style Cauliflower Perciatelli