*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     SAFFRON-SESAME RICE WITH PINE NUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dish                        Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Water
    1       ea           Vegetable bouillon cube
      2/3   c            Brown basmati rice
    1       t            Saffron threads
      1/4   c            Hot water
      1/4   c            Pine nuts
    2       tb           Margarine
    1       ea           Shallot, peeled & minced
    2       ea           Scallions, minced
      1/2   ea           Lemon, juiced
    1 1/2   tb           Tahini
      1/4   c            Parsley, fresh, minced
    1       tb           Sesame seeds
                         Black pepper, to taste
 
   Combine water & bouillon cube in a small, heavy pot.
   Bring to a boil, stir in the rice, cover & simmer
   until all the water is absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes.
   Combine the saffron & hot water & let steep till
   needed. In a small, dry skillet, toast the pine nuts
   over moderate heat until they are lightly browned,
   about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat. Once rice is done,
   heat margarine in skillet.  Add minced shallot & saute
   over low heat until golden.  Stir in rice, soaked
   saffron with its water, scallions, lemon juice &
   tahini.  Cook over very low heat, stirring, for 10
   minutes.  Add more water if necessary.  Stir in the
   pine nuts, parsley & sesame seeds.  Season with
   pepper.  Serve at once.
  
 
 
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