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Saffron Rice with Peas

As a person who writes a lot about food I’m always looking for a way to make our dishes sound exciting

I thought it might be hard with the main ingredient in this dish which is rice

However if your really think about it, rice is such a highly used ingredient in cooking, whether as a side, in a soup or even as part of a main dish

I mean we know how versatile and delicious rice is, right?

We know it can stand up to so many main dishes that it is a go to ingredient, correct?

And quite frankly it is a cultural staple across the globe (well that is just really cool)

That being said I like to create new and exciting rice dishes and I think this recipe is one of them

The star is going to be saffron which is a great spice that is derived from the flower of a special type of crocus

Believe it or not you can find saffron in the spice section or international aisle of most super markets

Not only does it add great flavor to a dish it also adds a wonderful color

We are going to start with 1 small onion diced, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads

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Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in an 8 quart saucepan

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Add in the crushed red pepper and cook 2-3 minutes or until aromatic

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Next add in the onions and cook 5-6 minutes until they are lightly browned and starting to become translucent

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Next we will need 4 cups of chicken stock

Click on our link for Homemade Chicken Stock

We will also need 2 cups of Jasmine rice

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Add the stock to the pot along with the saffron threads

Cover and bring the stock to a boil

Add in the rice, cover and reduce the heat to a very low simmer

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Cook 20-25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed

I think a great addition to this dish is peas

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I’m going to add in about 1 cup of frozen peas

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Lightly fluff the peas in with the rice and cover

Let this stand around 10 minutes

The heat from the rice will cook the peas

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Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and serve!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Saffron rice with Peas

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads

1 small onion

4 cups of chicken stock

2 cups of Jasmine rice

1 cup of frozen peas

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a saucepan.  Add in 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes and cook 2-3 minutes or until aromatic

Next add in 1 small chopped onion and cook 5-6 minutes until they are lightly browned and starting to become translucent

Add in 4 cups of chicken stock and 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads.  Cover and bring the stock to a boil.  Add in the rice, cover and reduce the heat to a very low simmer. Cook 20-25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed

Add in 1 cup of frozen peas.   Lightly fluff the peas in with the rice and cover.  Let this stand around 10 minutes.  The heat from the rice will cook the peas

Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper

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