Fragrant Saffron Pilaf

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recipe by Tenina Holder tenina.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    580

A beautifully pretty rice dish, you can use it as a side dish or just break out the crusty bread and wine and call it lunch! Easy, and sooo delicious.

recipe updated Oct 31, 2018

Ingredients

  • Long grain rice icon
    Long grain rice
    400g
  • Water icon
    Water
    750ml
  • Saffron threads icon
    Saffron threads
    2g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    0ml
  • Blanched almonds icon
    Blanched almonds
    200g
  • Pistachios icon
    Pistachios
    50g
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    50g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Shallot icon
    Shallot
    84g
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    22ml
  • Currants icon
    Currants
    100g
  • Dried unsweetened cranberries icon
    Dried unsweetened cranberries
    100g
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    16g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    7g

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Medium roasting dish
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Simmering basket
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside saffron threads: soaked
  2. Pre-heat - 160°C
  3. Get the simmering basket
  4. Add long grain rice
  5. Add water
  6. Steam - approx 14 min, 100°C, speed 4
  7. Add prepared saffron threads
  8. Stir until mixture comes together
  9. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  10. Transfer content of simmering basket to large serving bowl
  11. Drain
  12. Get a clean medium roasting dish
  13. Add blanched almonds
  14. Roast until golden brown - 20 min, 160°C
  15. Add pistachios
  16. Add cashew nuts
  17. Roast until golden brown - 10 min, 160°C
  18. Fit the TM5 bowl to TM5
  19. Add garlic clove
  20. Add shallot
  21. Add extra virgin olive oil
  22. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 6
  23. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  24. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  25. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to rice
  26. Add currants
  27. Add dried unsweetened cranberries
  28. Season with sea salt
  29. Season with black pepper
  30. Toss with slotted spoon
  31. Garnish with fresh parsley
  32. Garnish with cilantro
  33. Serve
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