This rice is served very often in Middle Eastern restaurants, and I just love it alongside kabobs. The exotic taste of the saffron with the fluffy basmati rice is a great accompaniment to any main dish.
For a little more flavor and color, add [1/2] teaspoon turmeric to the rice as it cooks.
In this recipe, you add the turmeric as an afterthought, for flavor and color you say. However, in the video at Amazon you stress turmeric as the ingredient which gives the dish its yellow color add it the beginning with the saffron to the simmering broth. The ingredient list doesn't even mention turmeric. Please clarify.
I had been searching for a yellow rice recipe, and this one is superb. I've made this twice, and both times have been spot on. I add a dash of turmeric also, in addition to the saffron, but it's totally not necessary as it would still be good. This is a keeper. Flavorful, fluffy.......so good!