A colourful one-pot meal, you can opt to do in your rice cooker – a yummy springtime meal.
Heat a large sauté pan with a fitted lid over medium high heat. When hot, add the oil and butter. When the butter is melted, ass the onion, carrot and celery. Sauté until onions become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Add in the rice and stir all together. Pour in the stock, the saffron if using, and the bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to low and cover. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.
Once cooking is done, turn off the heat. Quickly scatter the frozen peas over top and cover right away. Allow to rest for 10 minutes off the heat.
DO IT IN YOUR RICE COOKER - Follow Step 1 above in a sauté pan and then add the sautéd onion, carrot & celery to your rice cooker. Proceed with Step 2 and press 'Cook'.
Tzatziki - In a medium mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint, and lemon zest. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, place the watercress or arugula over top and serve with the tzatziki on the side.