This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
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.
"If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek."
- William Shakespeare, Playwright
I do love saffron and it is pretty expensive, especially when you look at the price per pound. The great thing is that it doesn’t take much saffron to add a lot of flavor. Twenty threads or so is about 1/4 teaspoon and will add a ton of flavor to your recipes.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 1/2 cups
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This recipe makes good leftovers but reheat gently.
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|2 large||leeks (cleaned and sliced)|
|1/2 cup||arborio rice|
|1/8 tsp||dried tarragon|
|1/4 tsp||saffron threads|
|fresh ground black pepper|
|8 ounces||boneless skinless chicken breast (sliced into strips)|
|1 ounce||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green tops of the leeks and cook stirring frequently. As they get limp add the white part of the leek and cook for another few minutes until they are just limp.
Add the Arborio rice and the tarragon and stir. Cook for about two minutes and add the water stir.
Add the saffron, salt, pepper and stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the rice for about 15 minutes. Check the doneness of the rice occasionally. Add more water 1/4 cup at a time as needed.
As the rice is almost done add the chicken and another 1/4 cup water. Stir, increase the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Add the grated Parmigiano and stir until blended. Serve.
Serving size: about 2 1/2 cups
|Calories 486||Calories from Fat 71|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 65g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|Vitamin A 61%||Vitamin C 38%|
|Calcium 29%||Iron 38%|
|Vitamin K 86 mcg||Potassium 659 mg|
|Magnesium 99 mg|