Saffron – Almond Rice Pilaf
Farm Fresh Executive Chef Bob Hirasawa makes Saffron-Almond Rice Pilaf.
Ingredients:3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
½ Cup Diced Onion
1 tsp Chopped Garlic
½ Cup Slivered Almonds
2 pinches Saffron Threads
2 Cups Uncooked Long Grain White Rice
4 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth
¼ tsp Kosher Salt
Pinch Ground Black Pepper
¼ cup Chopped Fresh Parsley (reserve for garnish
Directions:1)In large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
2)Stir in Onions and Garlic cook for 5 minutes until Onions turn clear.
3)Add the Almonds, Rice, and the Saffron Threads, then stir a couple of times to incorporate.
4)Add the Broth and mix well, season with Salt and Pepper.
5)Cover and reduce the heat to low.
6)Simmer for 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
7)Remove from heat and let stand.
8)When ready to serve fluff with fork and mix in Parsley.