|2 ⅛ cups||Water|
|2 teabags||Numi Organic Tea, Monkey King (Jasmine Green)|
|2 ½ teaspoons||Vegetable oil|
|2 cups||Uncooked rice, preferably Basmati|
|1 teaspoon||Crushed saffron|
|¼ cup||Slivered almonds|
|¼ cup||Pine nuts|
|1 Tablespoon||Chopped 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.