Saffron Cream of Wheat
15 Min

Saffron Cream of Wheat

Saffron adds incredible depth and richness to this simple breakfast.  Ghee is optional but highly recommended at the finish.  

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Cook Time

35 Minutes



Step 1
Bring the saffron threads and milk to a boil and add the cardamom, salt and sugar. Lower the heat.
Step 2
In a steady stream, add the cream of wheat, whisking continually until it is completely incorporated and there are no lumps.
Step 3
Lower the heat to its lowest setting, cover and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 4
Once prepared, cream of wheat will clump up within minutes. If not serving it immediately, add more milk or water to thin it out, whisking constantly.
Step 5
Swirl in the ghee just before serving and garnish with chopped pistachios.

Scant pinch of saffron 

3 cups milk (plain or almond) 

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 

Pinch of sea salt 

1/2 cup cream of wheat

1/3 cup of sugar or honey

3 tablespoons ghee or butter (optional) 

Pistachios for garnish

Notes & Variations

  • Cream of wheat can be replaced with plain semolina or cornmeal.
  • Add sliced banana or other fruit in place of honey.
  • Top with a mixture of granola or seeds and nuts of your choice.

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