Cook Along with Angie & Chef Tessa: Preserved Lemon Rice Pilaf

April 18, 2022

Cook Along with Angie & Chef Tessa: Preserved Lemon Rice Pilaf

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Preserved Lemon Rice Pilaf

By Chef Tessa Turcotte-Novosedlik


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp Preserved Lemon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Saffron
  • 1 1/2 cup Long Grain Rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • Toasted Almond, for garnish
  • Chopped Parsley, for garnish
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, add the olive oil and heat gently over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes or until translucent and fragrant. Add the garlic and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Once fragrant, add the saffron, cayenne pepper and preserved lemon. Continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Continue by adding the rice to the pan, stirring continuously for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper then add the water and cover the pot. Lower the heat to simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit for an additional 5 minutes, covered. Remove the cover, fluff with a fork and garnish with toasted almonds and chopped parsley.

Yields to: 4 servings

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