4 Hot Vegetarian Grains Accompaniment Gluten Wheat free
Wash the rice by adding boiling water, then rinsing in cold water until it runs clear. Soak in plenty of lukewarm salted water
for at least 1 hour.
When ready, drain the soaked rice and add it to a large pan of salted boiling water, stirring continuously. Cook for 10-15
minutes until the grains are al dente then
Soak the saffron threads in 1 tablespoon of boiling water and leave for at least
5 minutes. Melt the butter in a large pan and
add the drained rice, stirring with a wooden
spoon but taking care not to break the grains. Pour the soaked saffron threads and their liquor over the top of the
Cover with a tight fitting lid then steam over a very low heat for about 15 minutes. Fork through carefully, releasing the
steam and adding a little more butter
if you like. Replace lid let the rice rest for about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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