Prep 10 mins
Cook 32 mins
Makes a colorful and tasty side dish or light main dish. It has passed the "husband test" and has also been popular at potlucks. This came from a cooking show I used to watch back in the early 1990's.
- Place saffron threads in 2 tablespoons of hot water. Stir around and then set it aside.
- In a large pan or dutch oven, sauté the uncooked rice in the olive oil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add vegetable broth, green beans, black olives, bell pepper, saffron mixture, white pepper, cayenne, and tomato.
- Cook, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the water is evaporated, stirring occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
This is great. The kids [3 and 6] also ate it without too much fuss. Nice healthy meal.
This has a simple list of ingredients for a delicious vegetarian dish. I used fresh from the garden green beans and tomatoes. I do think it needs the full compliment of both white and cayenne pepper. It could be a little more flavorful with the addition of garlic (I put garlic in almost everything) as well as touch of oregano. Timing was perfect.