5 lb bag $27.75
25 lb sack $138.75
Saffron is among the most prized spices in the world, harvested by hand from dried stigmas of purple crocus flowers. Our Saffron Rice is made by infusing saffron into high-quality aromatic white jasmine rice. Saffron has a flavor that is hard to describe, but instantly recognizable in a dish. It is a good source of complex carbohydrates and other nutrients compared to maize, wheat and potatoes
Mount Hope Wholesale’s saffron rice is made with only four ingredients. It is jasmine white rice infused with paprika, turmeric, and the star ingredient, saffron. Paprika and turmeric are a perfect compliment to the saffron flavor and coloring in this rice. Turmeric which is bright yellow, adds an earthy flavor and Paprika a dark red-orange hue, adds a sweet, smokey flavor to the rice.
Medieval Arabs began cultivating saffron from Spain by 960 b.c. For them, the color yellow was a symbol of Joy. Throughout history adding saffron to white rice gave it this golden color that soon became a tradition for holidays. Sephardic Jews also used it for the Sabbath and it is used in Jewish tradition during Rosh Hashanah to balance out the sweetness of their meals.
Saffron Rice as a savory side dish, pairs well with lamb, pork, and fish. Saffron has a very subtle flavor and aroma — some say it is floral, some say it is like honey, and some would just say pungent. The flavor can be hard to nail down and describe. If you are going for authenticity in dishes like paella and bouillabaisse, you have got to have saffron rice.
Our saffron rice comes in bulk 5-pound and 25-pound options.