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  • Hard
  • Medium
  • Easy

Prep
Difficulty
Easy

over 1 hour

Time
Estimate
over 1 hour

Icon Heart Healthy

Gluten
Free?
Yes

Winter

Typical
Season
Winter


Nutrition Info

  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Protein

  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Carbs

  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Fats

  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Vegetables



Recipe Detail

 

Winter

Saffron Baked Pilaf

 

Golden threads of saffron gently enhance this easy to pop in the oven dish of baked rice. Onions, celery and carrots give a veggie boost, while cinnamon and cardamom add extra allure. Meanwhile the pistachios & apricots are all about the pizzaz. Feel free to substitute chopped almonds or golden raisins instead. Also, skip the butter to make this vegan.

Ingredients

Serving Size: 4 People



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Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375. Make sure the water is boiling and all of the ingredients are chopped and ready to go. Then place the saffron in the base of a glass liquid measuring cup and pour on the boiling water.

In a 9×9 baking dish (such as a brownie pan) dump in the brown rice, carrots, celery, onion, cardamom, pistachios, dried apricots, salt and butter. Pour the golden yellow boiling water all over the rice in the baking dish. Cover tightly with an oven safe lid or foil.

Place in the oven for one hour. No peeking as it will let out steam necessary for cooking the rice. When the hour is up, remove it, toss the rice lightly to incorporate the veggies back in as they usually rise to the top. Serve while hot and remove the cinnamon stick.