Saffron Rice with Raisins and Pine Nuts
Saffron Rice with Raisins and Pine Nuts (The Nosher via JTA)
(The Nosher via JTA) -- Saffron rice with pine nuts is made all over the Middle East. Sometimes it is spiced with a little ground coriander, cinnamon and cumin, or flaked almonds are used instead of the pine nuts. This saffron rice is often served for Rosh Hashanah as the addition of raisins is said to sweeten the year ahead, but it is delicious any time of the year.
The following recipe is excerpted with permission from "Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking" (Quadrille), by Paola Gavin.