Saffron Rice Supreme1 min read

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Richly exotic with spices and a hint of sweetness, this is a splendid and evocative dish that dates back to the extravagant Baghdad court of the Abbasid caliph Hurun al Rasheed. It’s ideal for your feast, too, because the rice can be prepared in advance and tossed with the spices before serving.

Saffron Rice
Saffron Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups converted rice
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/3 cup blanched almonds, slivered
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Persian saffron threads, slightly crushed
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation:

Prepare the rice in advance. Fluff the cooked grains and let cool to room temperature.

Soak the raisins in hot water for about 10 minutes; drain.

Sauté the almonds and spices in the butter or oil over low heat for about 2 minutes. Add the raisins and saffron and toss together for 1 minute, taking care that the raisins do not burn.

Add the cooked rice and toss to colour each grain and coat it with spices. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

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