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Saffron Rice Pilaf With Red Peppers & Toasted Almonds

Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Energy (kCal)735.4167
Total fats (g)61.4529
Carbohydrates (g)18.2007
Protein (g)29.8085
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    | 1. On the stove top or in the microwave, heat the broth until hot. Add the saffron, cover, and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. | 2. Meanwhile, in a heavy-based 3-quart saucepan with a tight lid, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. | 3. Add the rice, salt and cayenne, and stir well to coat each grain with oil. Toast for a full five minutes, stirring regularly to keep the grains separated and to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan (the rice may turn opaque before 5 minutes is up, but keep going). Reduce the heat to low if there are any signs of scorching. Stir in 2 tablespoons of parsley and the garlic. | 4. Add the saffron broth, stir once, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 18 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let the pilaf sit, still covered, for five minutes. | 5. Once the pilaf has rested, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Using the fork, gently fold in the almonds, the remaining parsley, and the oregano. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. | 6. P.S. You might be tempted to leave out the saffron because it's expensive, but DON'T DO IT! It's worth every penny, and one jar goes a long way. If you have a Trader Joe's in your area, you can pick up a jar for about three to four bucks. If you don't have a TJ's, I'm sorry for you. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    chicken broth 2 1/2 cups low sodium 195.3 4.725 27.846 6.5520000000000005
    saffron 1/8 teaspoon 0.2712 0.0572 0.01 0.0051
    extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon - - - -
    yellow onion 1 diced 44.0 10.274000000000001 1.21 0.11
    red bell pepper 1 cup cored seeded diced - - - -
    grain white rice 1 1/2 1/2 - - - -
    kosher salt 1 teaspoon - - - -
    cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon 0.7155 0.1274 0.027000000000000003 0.0389
    parsley 1/4 cup chopped divided 5.4 0.9495 0.4455 0.1185
    garlic clove 1 minced - - - -
    almond 1/4 cup slivered toasted 481.78 0.0 0.0 54.5
    oregano 1 tablespoon chopped 7.95 2.0676 0.27 0.1284

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.



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