Sour Cherry Fava Bean Rice Salad

1 cup brown basmati rice (rinsed and cooked with 2 cups water in Saladmaster electric oil skillet on rice setting #1)

1.5 cups fava beans (cooked and skins peeled off)

1/4 teaspoon ground saffron threads and a pinch of sugar soaked in 2 tablespoons boiled water

1 cup toasted almond slivers (brown lightly in a dry pan on low)

1/2 cup of dried sour cherries

3 Tbs fresh dill

3 Tbs fresh mint

1 spring onion

4 Tbs olive oil

1 lemon, juice, and zest (cone 1)

1 garlic clove (cone 1)

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

(recipe from The Saffron Tales by Yasmin Khan)

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