Saffron Rice Pilaf with Red Pepper & Toasted Almonds

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


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

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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