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Saffron Rice Salad

Serves 6
Time 55 min
Arborio rice, a white rice that's often used to make risotto, is ideal for this salad because of its ability to soak up flavors and still retain an appealingly toothsome texture.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large pinch saffron threads
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method

Boil rice in large pot of salted water until tender, about 15 minutes.

Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat.

Add onion and garlic, lower heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly golden, about 10 minutes.

Add to rice.

Crumble saffron into a small pan over medium heat and add stock.

Bring to a simmer, then add to rice.

In the same pan, combine the currants and sherry and bring to a simmer.

Cook until the raisins are plumped, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and add to rice.

Season with salt and pepper, and serve with green olives and mint.

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  • 1 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large pinch saffron threads
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.