Saffron Rice Pilaf | Easy Rice Pilaf
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Rice pilaf flavored with saffron.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2¼ cups chicken broth
  • 5 saffron threads, crushed
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta (optional)
  1. Melt butter in pan, add rice and mix well.
  2. Cook until rice turns opaque, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add chicken 2 cups broth, bring to boil, reduce heat cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. When rice is done, mix crushed saffron with ¼ cup chicken broth.
  5. Pour over rice and mix well.
  6. Remove from heat, cover with towel, and place lid over towel.
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with feta!
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