Lemon Saffron Basmati Rice

Yields 3 servings 

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 7 minutes  



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • A pinch saffron threads
  • 1 cup basmati rice, washed & rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water


  1. SELECT Sauté on the Cosori Pressure Cooker, then press Start/Cancel.
  2. COOK the aromatics by melting the butter in the pot, then adding 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 zest, lemon juice, and chicken stock.
  4. SECURE THE LID to the pressure cooker, making sure the pressure release valve is in the locked position.
  5. SELECT Rice and press Start/Cancel.
  6. FLUFF the rice using a fork.