This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers, and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
It takes very little saffron to bring out great flavor in almost any dish. Yes, it is expensive when you look at it in the little packages, but if you use it carefully, it actually goes a long way.
I generally use about 10 threads per serving counting them out carefully. For some recipes I will make a saffron infusion: essentially saffron tea. I place the saffron in the bottom of a Pyrex measuring cup and add about a quarter cup of boiling water. Letting the threads steep in this way results in a more powerful aromatic saffron flavor, especially in quick sauté recipes.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 cup cooked rice
Cooking time: 60 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied, and leftovers are good.
|2 1/2 cups||water|
|to taste||fresh ground black pepper|
|1/2 cup||long grain brown rice|
|1 medium||carrot (medium dice)|
|1/2 cup||frozen peas|
|1||green onion (sliced lengthwise, then crosswise)|
In a medium saucepan, place the water and the saffron. Stir and bring the water to a boil.
Add the salt, pepper, and rice, stir, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the carrots, stir, and cook, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
Add the frozen peas and stir to incorporate. Partially re-cover the pan and cook for another 5-10 minutes. When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Just before serving, add the green onions and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
Serving size: about 1 cup cooked rice
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 215||Calories from Fat 14|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 1.5g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 45g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Vitamin A 120%||Vitamin C 15%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 10%|
|Vitamin K 39mcg||Potassium 314mg|