Sahar Saffron, fresh saffron market
Sahar Saffron, fresh saffron market
 

Shrimp and Sausage with Saffron Rice

total time: 45 minutes
serves 4

 

 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces andouille sausage (or kielbasa), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 14.5 ounces can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12-15 saffron threads
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro (optional)

Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total. reduce heat to medium and add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Spoon off and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth, saffron, and rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir the shrimp and peas into the rice, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Season with the salt and pepper. Spoon onto plates and add the cilantro (if using)

August 2004 , Food I Five Easy Dinner

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