Add all ingredients to a 6-cup or larger rice cooker and stir. Hit the cook button and do nothing until it's finished.
Fluff with a fork and mix to make sure saffron threads are evenly distributed throughout the rice before serving.
If you don't have a rice cooker, combine all ingredients and cook the rice as you would normally cook it on the stovetop. Add all ingredients to the pot including the rice, bring to a boil, reduce to the lowest heat possible, cover, and cook about 10-15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.Note about water: Long-grain rice suggests a rice-to-water ratio of 1:2 while jasmine and basmati rice suggest a ratio of 1:1.5. Use 1 cup water if using jasmine or basmati rice but 1-1/4 cups if using long-grain rice.