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
Saffron is about $2,500.00 per pound. About 2 grams comes in around eight dollars or so. That seems bad news, but the great thing is that it doesn't take much saffron to add a lot of flavor.
For example, that two grams is enough for 30 or more servings, so the per serving price is only about 26 cents per serving. That might seem expensive, but the same amount of Mexican or Jerk seasoning is a similar cost whether you purchase the pre-blended or make your own seasoning mix.
Twenty saffron threads or so is about 1/8 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 easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers. Reheat gently.
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
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 520||Calories from Fat 126|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||33%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 64g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Vitamin A 17%||Vitamin C 23%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 34%|
|Vitamin K 80mcg||Potassium 600mg|