Saffron Rice With Currants and Snow Peas

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This flavorful rice dish goes well with any poultry, especially game hens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak currants in wine until needed.
  2. In a heavy medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in rice; cook over medium low heat, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Bring broth to a boil with saffron. Pour over rice; stir in basil, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, covered, until all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in currants and wine. Spread on a large platter and arrange quail on top.
  4. Steam or stir fry snow peas and place around edge or at ends of platter. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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