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

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

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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