Jasmine green tea lends its floral, grassy flavors to this rice dish, combining with the exotic taste of saffron for a side dish that pairs well with salmon, or even a dollop of yogurt! Almonds and fresh parsley top it off, giving a bit of crunch and a burst of fresh herbal flavor.
2 cups water
3 tea bags jasmine green tea
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups uncooked rice, preferably Basmati
1 tsp. crushed saffron
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Bring water to a boil in a pot. Steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Squeeze and remove. Stir in 1 tsp. oil, salt and rice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. In separate container, steep saffron in 1/8 cup water for 5 minutes. Pour saffron mixture over rice and recover. Cook another 5 minutes, until rice is tender. In separate frying pan, fry nuts in 1-1/2 tsp. oil, until golden. When serving, scatter nuts and parsley over rice.
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