You can really play around with this recipe! You can add fresh pomegranates, mint and cilantro once it is cooked. You can use other tea bags of flavors you love (ones with cinnamon are a usual win), you can add saffron or turmeric powder to create a golden look. You can add orange zest, or lemon zest.
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- Using a strainer, rinse the rice multiple times, until the water coming from it is clear, set to the side to drain.
- Prepare a medium sized pot on high heat. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and get hot. Add the onions and let cook for 10 minutes, mixing often.
- Add the remaining olive oil and get hot. Add the rice. Let cook for 4 minutes, mixing often.
- Add the salt, tea bag, pistachios and craisons and 1 1/2 cups of water. Turn down to simmer and cover tightly and let cook 15 minutes. Turn off flame and let sit for a few minutes before fluffing.
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