About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.




Saffron Rice

La Madeleine Recipe

Serves 4

1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 cup of conventional rice
2 cups water
1/2 cup red pepper
1/2 cup green peas
pinch saffron thread
salt and pepper
chicken base (optional)

In a saute pan, saute onions and garlic with olive oil. Add rice and mix well to coat rice with oil (1 minute) Add boiling water, saffron, black pepper and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.  Cook approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Add green peas and red peppers.

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