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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is often used in the cooking of rice, sauces, in the perfumery and also has some medicinal applications. Saffron is one of the essential ingredients of the Paella Valencia.

Saffron rice

Cuban Saffron Rice Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups parboiled rice, uncooked, 3 cups chicken stock, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 1/2 tsp. saffron threads, 1 cup sofrito sauce, 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 pinch oregano, 1 cup green peas, cooked, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe: Rinse the parboiled rice under cold water in a strainer, until the water runs clear. Steep the saffron threads in boiled water for 20 minutes and strain the liquid. Heat the oil in a saucepan and saute the garlic and onion. Add the rest of the ingredients, except peas, in the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook the saffron rice at low heat until the rice is tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Stir in the peas about 5 minutes before the saffron rice is ready. If during cooking the rice becomes dry, you can add some more chicken stock or some water. If adding chicken stock, make sure you don't make it very salty.

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