Nutty Jasmine Rice

2 ⅛ cupsWater
2 teabagsNumi Organic Tea, Monkey King (Jasmine Green)
2 ½ teaspoonsVegetable oil
½ teaspoonSalt
2 cupsUncooked rice, preferably Basmati
1 teaspoonCrushed saffron
¼ cupSlivered almonds
¼ cupPine nuts
1 TablespoonChopped parsley


Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Bring water to a boil in a pot. Remove from heat. Steep tea bags 5 minutes with pot covered; then, squeeze out tea bags and discard.

Stir in 1 teaspoon oil, salt, and rice. Recover pot. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, steep saffron in 1/8 cup water for at least 5 minutes.

Pour saffron mixture over rice and recover. Cook another 5 minutes, until rice is tender.

In separate frying pan, fry nuts in 1-1/2 teaspoon oil until golden.

When serving, scatter nuts and parsley over rice.

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