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Saffron Rice With Cashews

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“The original recipe called for chopped pistachio nuts, but when my mom was teaching me to cook, she only had cashews. I was never a cashew fan until I tasted this dish. The cashews become rather soft and separate into halves. The whole dish has an aromatic and softly sweet flavor. I've used cashews ever since, not even bothering with pistachios!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve saffron in warm milk.
  2. Melt butter in a medium to large saucepan.
  3. Add currants, nuts, and rice.
  4. Stir over a low heat for several minutes.
  5. Add Water, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and the dissolved saffron and milk mixture.
  6. Stir briefly.
  7. Raise the heat and bring the water to a boil.
  8. Lower heat, and cover to barely simmer for 25 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. For Vegan use only the Soy milk and a Vegan [no dairy products] margarine.

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