Saffron Rice Pilaf with Red Pepper & Toasted Almonds

Saffron Rice Pilaf with Red Pepper & Toasted Almonds
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 medium onion, small diced (1-¼ cups)
  • 1 Tbs. roughly chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and small diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1-½ cups long-grain white rice
  • Pinch ground cayenne
  • 2-½ cups low-salt chicken broth or water
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh Italian parsley
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt; more as needed
    • 1 large clove garlic, minced (1-½ tsp.)
    • Pinch saffron (about 20 threads)

On the stovetop or in the microwave, heat the broth until hot. Add the saffron, cover, and let sit for 15 to 20 min. In a heavy-based 3-qt. saucepan with a tight lid, heat the oil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the diced onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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