WGN MIDDAY NEWS Lunchbreak: Saffron Rice Pudding - Heray Spice

WGN MIDDAY NEWS Lunchbreak: Saffron Rice Pudding

Feb 25, 2023Mohammad Salehi

On February 24th, 2023, our CEO and Co-owner Mohammad Salehi appeared on WGN TV Midday News Lunchbreak to showcase our delicious saffron rice pudding recipe. The segment featured a step-by-step demonstration of how to prepare the dish, as well as tips on how to use saffron and other ingredients to enhance its flavor. The hosts also had the opportunity to sample the dessert and share their thoughts on the taste and presentation. Overall, the segment was a great success, leaving viewers with amazed and more interested in recipe and a better understanding of how to incorporate saffron into their cooking.

Mohammad on Chicago WGN cooking saffron rice

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make Saffron Rice Pudding:

  • 1 cup of long-grain rice
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions and set it aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk, sugar, saffron threads, and vanilla extract over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until the mixture begins to simmer.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the saucepan and stir until the pudding thickens.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the pudding reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  7. Serve warm or chilled, garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream.

Note: You can also add some raisins, nuts, or dried fruits to make it tastier.

Enjoy your delicious and aromatic Saffron Rice Pudding!

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Saffron Rice Pudding is a traditional and delicious dessert that is enjoyed in many cultures around the world. This recipe calls for long-grain rice, milk, sugar, saffron, and a touch of vanilla extract. The saffron gives the pudding a unique and subtle flavor, as well as a beautiful golden color. It is typically served warm but can also be enjoyed cold. This dish is simple to make and can be a great way to use leftover rice. It can also be a comforting and satisfying dessert on a cold winter night. To make, first, cook the rice according to package instructions. Next, heat milk, sugar, saffron, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it starts to simmer, add the cooked rice and stir until it thickens. Serve warm or cold, garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream.

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