This is a recipe for special occasion. Why? Because it uses saffron, often called the world's most expensive spice. At the time of this writing the saffron for this recipe cost about $8.00 to $10.00. It may be more or less according to when you use the recipe and where you are located.
Is it worth it? Some people love it and others say it is too costly. Of course...there is always the option of just leaving the saffron out of the dish.