Garlic-Almond-Sherry Rice with Saffron

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another EdsGirl creation from La Cocina Angie! Beautiful golden rice is seasoned with garlic, sherry, saffron, and - a touch of almond extract. It's so delicious, and at it's best with a light vegetarian, seafood or chicken entree.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil until very lightly browned.
  2. Add rice and saute about 3 minutes.
  3. Combine water and sherry; add to rice and garlic in saucepan.
  4. Add almond extract and pinch of saffron.
  5. Bring to a boil, then cover tightly and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  6. Season with salt to taste.
  7. To serve, top with toasted almond slivers or slices.
Most Helpful

This just sounded absolutely delish and I HAD to make this! Sadly I didn't have any saffron so i substituted Tumeric (let me tell you. .not a bad sub!) and I didn't have any almond slivers but I had whole roasted almonds. This was so delish! I can't wait to make this again with all the correct ingredients on hand! I served this with baked teriyaki chicken and broccoli! What a great meal!

Phoenix Food Queen December 27, 2007

Really delicious, even my rice hating husband loved this.

lindseylcw October 19, 2006

Yum, this was really great served along with some seafood! The only change I made was to use untoasted almond slivers but only because I forgot to toast them earlier. I agree the aroma while cooking is great.

Peter J August 28, 2006