Saffron Rice Pilaf with Red Pepper & Toasted Almonds

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


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

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...

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