For medieval Arabs, who began cultivating saffron from Spain by 960 B.C., the color yellow was a symbol of Joy. Golden Rice became a tradition for holidays and the Sabbath for Sephardic Jews. Saffron Rice is a side dish that goes well with lamb, pork, or fish. Saffron Rice is also great in Spanish paella with chorizo, piquillo peppers, and rabbit. Made of white rice, paprika, turmeric, and saffron powder, it cooks in 20 minutes.