Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, by weight. Be it sweet or savory, saffron always adds that special touch to any dish. In the east, saffron is widely used in cooking, as a flavoring or a coloring agent, and sometimes, both. This Sweet Saffron Rice is one of my favorite dishes to make with saffron. I serve it to gods on a auspicious occasions and sometimes, even with grilled vegetables or meat.