As a spice it is used for coloring and flavor improving while giving a distinct aroma and a beautiful golden color. There is a great list of foods where saffron is added Including cheeses products such as cottage cheese and Parmesan, soups, chicken and meat, various spirits, pasta and rice. To use saffron, either infuses a few threads in a cup of hot water and add the colored liquid towards the end of cooking, or Crumble the threads and add directly to the pot.
Alternatively, dry roast, crumble and then steep the crumbled threads. Unlike other spices, a good pinch will suffice to add flavour and color most dishes. Cook with Iranian saffron and indulge in its excellent flavour.