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                           Saffron Rice Timbales
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Tsp.          cumin seed
    1                    cinnamon stick
    5                    cloves
      1/8  Tsp.          cardamon seed
    1                    bay leaf
    2      C.            minced onions
    1      Stick         butter
    2 1/2  C.            long grain rice
      1/2  Tsp.          saffron threads
    1      Tsp.          salt
 
 In a flameproof casserole, cook cumin seed, cinnamon,
 cloves, cardamon seed and bay leaf in butter for 2 minutes.
 Add onions and cook; stir occasionally until soft. Add rice
 and cook over low heat, stirring until rice is transparent.
 Let saffron steep in bowl in 3 cups hot water for 5 minutes.
 Add saffron, water and pinch of salt to casserole; bring to
 boil, stirring. Bake casserole, covered, on wax paper at 350 degrees
 for 20 minutes.
 Let stand for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf, cloves and
 cinnamon. Fill 6 buttered 1/2 cup timbale molds with rice;
 press gently. Invert mold onto the platter. Serve remaining
 rice separately. Serves 6.
 
 
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