Saffron Rice Pilaf with Red Pepper & Toasted Almonds

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


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

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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