Posts tagged ‘saffron’

March 19, 2012

Day 129

Saffron Rice

Tried again with the saffron, since I couldn’t detect any in my version of Arroz con Pollo. This time I picked up a pre-made package (Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice). It was good, but pretty similar to my regular old pilaf. So my question is, Does saffron have any taste at all? Is it just a vapid, but very expensive, beauty queen? An internet search on the subject came up with “honey-like” and “earthy” and “more about smell than taste” and “bitter” if you dump too much in. But a lot of other folks out there in cyberspace are wondering about its lack of flavor. More investigation is needed to get to the bottom of this yellow-tinged mystery.

March 6, 2012

Day 116

Arroz Con Pollo

Okay, so this is just chicken and rice. But when you say it in Spanish, it becomes a new food. At least that’s what I’m going with as a rationale. (I used this recipe, with a few tweaks, and it was good.) The real new food in the dish was saffron, which I added on Mark Bittman’s say-so. Didn’t really notice it, though — taste or color — so I don’t think I added enough. Will continue to experiment.