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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Saffron N SweetPea Rice

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This is a 'slightly' embellished rice-dish that was made with only one purpose - to complement an over-the-top side-dish/rice-topper. The Stuffed Peppers in the previous post was very rich in flavor and these two go very well like gin and tonic, steak and potatoes..you get the idea,right? Other side-dish choices that would go very well with this rice - Stuffed Eggplants, Chicken in Walnut Gravy, Moroccon Chicken with Apricots N Cashews.
Ingredients(Makes 3-4 Servings):
  • 2 cups Rice(Preferably Basmati Or any Short-grained rice for pressure cooking)
  • 1 1/2  tsp Saffron Strands
  • 1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Sweet Pea
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, vertically sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Dried Kapok Bud(Marathi Moggu/Parapinni), Optional
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Water(if using Basmati or more/less)
Procedure:
  • Warm the milk in a cup and add the Saffron Strands. Let it soak for 20-30 minutes.
  • In a shallow saute pan, heat the oil,add the cloves, cumin seeds and the kapok bud. Fry the cashews along with it until its browned.
  • Add the sliced onions to the pan and fry till translucent.
  • Add the milk soaked saffron strands along with the milk to the pan.
  • Sprinkle some salt and add the Basmati rice.Gently stir and lid the pan.
  • Cook until the rice is soft. Fluff it with a fork and serve it with any side dish of choice - Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Eggplants, Chicken in Walnut Gravy, Moroccon Chicken with Apricots N Cashews.
Enjoy!
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39 comments:

  1. The combo of rice and stuffed chillies looks mouthwatering..

    Glad to know you liked the tapioca cutlets.

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  2. I love saffron rice...this one sounds real creamy and delicious cooked in milk.

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  3. Hi. A very aromatic rice surely and I might prefer a light dal with it.
    http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

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  4. wow ,beautiful combo ...this delicious food makes me hungry :)

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  5. Now you have your veggie serving with your rice! Excellent choice, and the saffron delicate flavour am sure is dominating!

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  6. un riz safrané c'est excellent, il m'est impossible d'y résister
    bonne journée

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  7. Saffron rice is one of my fav..yours look great with those stuffed peppers..

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  8. Mmmm saffron rice! Looks like it all came together perfect!

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  9. I loved the saffron rice. thanks for sharing with us the step by step process.

    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. saffron rice and stuffed pepper looks delicious.

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  11. splendida questa ricetta!!colorata e invitante!!complimenti!!ciao!

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  12. CL, that is a great looking rice recipe. Lovely and very innovative. I will try it sometime :)

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  13. Im seeing so many saffron recipe, i think its high time i invested in some...

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  14. I love this kind of rice dishes and can have them in itself with some raita at the sides. looks lovely

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  15. Saffron rice and stuffed peppers would have been a excellent combo..

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  16. Slightly embellished but deliciously so!

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  17. This rice dish sound gorgeous and so do all the combinations you suggested.

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  18. Yum! Your saffron rice looks delicious. I have never had this. Wonderful side dish for sure:)

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  19. Very delicious looking saffron rice with sweet peas.

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  20. oh adore rice dishes like this I need to use saffron more

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  21. Amazing shots Lassie..Lovely recipe..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  22. The flavors of the rice is temmpting me..looks so yummy

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  23. wow!!looks so tempting..nice presentation..

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  24. Is that one of your new pans? The palette looks very inviting..

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  25. Gorgeous dish...I love the abundant flavors here!

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  26. Hmm good one. Looks delicious. Would like to try this.

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  27. Dear Lassie
    How are you?
    I almost become Vege after that overdose of non vege ( including chicken feet) in HK.
    Very nice recipe ( as usual) and awesome photography ...
    Have a nice day

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  28. Absolutely delicious combination of ingredients.
    Delicious ♥

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  29. oh wow!!! nice clicks..looks so delicious..yummy yumm!!

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  30. The click is mouthwatering... great combo!!

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  31. Awesome...saffron and peas is a new combo in rice..

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  32. Lovely rice...I would love a stuff eggplant on the side.

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  33. ahhhhhhhhhhhh...can smell teh saffron flavor....looks so colorful and healthy...visual treat to the eyes....mmmmmmmmmmm

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