Saffron Rice With Mint & Caramelized Onions {Gluten-Free}

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This saffron rice with mint and caramelized onions will impress your family or friends every time. The fragrant rice has a lovely golden colour and the flavour is outstanding. I topped the rice with caramelized onions because I wanted to add another layer of flavour. The fresh mint ties everything together to perfection. What I love about this gluten-free rice dish, it is simple enough for anyone to make, and the flavours are exotic. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 pinches saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups GF basmati rice, rinse under cold water
  • 2 3/4 cups water or GF broth of choice
  • 1 GF bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh mint
  • Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine saffron and boiling water and steep for 5 minutes
  • For the rice, in a medium saucepan heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add rice and stir until the rice is coated with the coconut oil. Add saffron water, 2 3/4 cups of water, bay leaf and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook covered for 10 - 12 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • While the rice is cooking, using a skillet heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions with a pinch of salt and cook until golden. About 10 minutes. Set aside
  • Once the rice has absorbed all the liquid remove from the heat, keeping the rice covered for 10 more minutes.
  • To finish the rice, remove bay leaf, add mint and fluff with a fork. Top with the caramelized onions


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