Lemon Saffron Basmati Rice

Yields 6 SERVINGS 

PREP Time: 1 minute

COOK TIME: 7 minutes



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • Pinch saffron threads
  • 2 cups basmati rice, washed & rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups chicken stock or water


  1. SELECT Saute/Brown on the Cosori Pressure Cooker, then press On/Start.
  2. COOK the aromatics by melting the butter in the pot, then add the shallot and saffron. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. ADD the rice to the pot. Stir the rice to coat in the aromatic mixture, then add the lemon, lemon zest, lemon juice, and chicken stock.
  4. SECURE THE LID to the pressure cooker, and make sure the pressure release valve is in the lock position.
  5. SELECT Rice and press Start/Stop.
  6. NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes when done cooking. Release any residual pressure that may be left in the machine and carefully remove lid.
  7. FLUFF the rice using a fork.