Saffron Rice

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons each vegetable oil and butter
  • 2 cups long grain rice, converted or Texmati
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground saffron or saffron threads, soaked in 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 whole cardamom pods
  • Garnish: sliced almonds
Directions

Heat oil and butter in a casserole. When foaming subsides, add rice and saute for about 5 minutes stirring constantly until rice is toasty. In last 30 seconds add whole cinnamon stick and cloves and saute until they release their aroma. Add sugar and saute for a few seconds, add water, saffron and salt reduce heat to low. Cook covered for 15 minutes or until rice is just tender. Serve with pork and garnish with sliced almonds.


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