Rice Pilaf - Alton Brown

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a heavy, wide pan with a tight-fitting lid, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion, red pepper and salt. Sweat until aromatic, stirring constantly.
  • Add rice and stir to coat. Continue stirring until rice smells nutty.
  • Add chicken broth, orange zest, saffron and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Stir once, then cover pan with damp dish towel or tea towel. Place lid on pan and fold corners of towel up over lid.
  • Place pan in hot oven. Bake 15 min, then rest at room temperature 15-20 min without moving lid.
  • Meanwhile, simmer peas in salted water, or microwave them, until heated through.
  • Remove lid from pan, and turn rice out onto a platter. Stir in peas, and fluff with a large fork. Sprinkle with raisins and pistachios.
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