Saffron powder is a great way of making the most of your saffron.
In a Persian household, saffron is like gold. It is often quite expensive, but this tip makes your saffron last a lot longer with saffron powder.
In a coffee or spice grinder place 1 tsp of good quality saffron, 2 tlbs sugar and 1/4 tsp of powdered orange food coloring (available from Indian grocers). Grind until a fine, pinky powder. Store in a spice shaker and use the powder where you would use saffron.
Saffron Powder with Polo Rice
Sprinkle saffron powder onto polo rice during the last stages of cooking. Gently stir through before serving.