SAFFRON USAGE METHOD
There are two basic ways to use saffron:
If you have ample time on hand, than to get the maximum out of the saffron filaments, soak a few filaments in a cup of water overnight. This way you will be able to extract the maximum color and flavor from the saffron filaments and at the same time the filaments will expand to their original size, so that while garnishing the dish with it, you would be able to show its maximum size. Add this colored saffron concentrate to the dish directly.
In case you are running short of time, don’t panic; just crumble a few threads in a few tsp of water till a paste is formed Add this directly to the dish. In this case you would be able to get the desired result in terms of color and flavor, but you wouldn’t be able to display the full length of the filament.