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Saffron Rice with Raisins and Pine Nutes
This hearty meal is packed with fiber and protein to keep you going throughout the day Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion , chopped 1 medium carrot, shredded 1 cup long-grain white rice 2 cups water or vegetable broth 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground allspice 1/2 cup golden raisin (sultanas) 1/4 cup dried currant or cranberries 1/8 tsp saffron thread 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted 1 Tbsp. butter cilantro for serving Rice with Pine Nuts 2 Directions: In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and saute until a little brown, (about 5 minutes). Add rice and saute 2 minutes longer. Add broth or water, pepper, butter, cinnamon and allspice. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in raisins, currants or cranberries, saffron and half of the pine nuts. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid (about 15 minutes). To serve, stir and fluff the rice and garnish with remaining pine nuts and cilantro.
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