Braised Chicken and Rice with Orange, Saffron, Almond, and Pistachio Syrup

Braised Chicken and Rice with Orange, Saffron, Almond, and Pistachio Syrup
Photo by James Merrell © 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken thighs
  • 3 teaspoons rose water
  • coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined granulated sugar
  • ½ cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 1 large organic orange
  • a handful of baby fava beans
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 1 ½ cups brown basmati rice
    • and black pepper
    • pinch saffron threads
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • ½ cup pistachio nuts
    • 4 cups water
    • a handful of peas
    • 8 cardamom pods
    • 2 medium onions

Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water until the water runs clear; put to one side. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot and throw in the onions. Cook over medium heat until they soften and turn golden. Season the chicken thighs and add them to the pan. Brown on all sides...

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