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Monday, July 28, 2014

Zarda Rice Recipe / Zarda Sweet Yellow Rice Recipe /Sweet Saffron Rice / Sweet Rice Recipe - Eid Special Recipe

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Zarda Rice
Ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
(soak it in water for 1 hour)
Water-4 cups
Cardamom & cloves-each 4
Salt a pinch
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Saffron -2 pinches
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Ghee-1tbsp
Chopped cashew nut-3tsp
Raisins-3tsp
Sliced almonds-8
Chopped pistachio-1tsp
Method
Boil water and add cardamom,cloves,salt & food colour.
Lower the flame & add the soaked rice.
Give a stir & in medium high flame cook the rice 90% cooked or for just 4 to 5 minutes.
Drain the water & keep the cooked rice on a strainer.Soak saffron in warm milk.
Heat ghee in a pan fry the cashew nut & raisins keep it aside.
In the same pan add the saffron milk & sugar let the sugar dissolve, now add the yellow cooked rice & half of the fried nuts.
Stir close & in very low flame cook the rice for 10 minutes till all the water has evaporated.
Garnish it with remaining nuts & a drop of rose essence (optional).
Serve them warm.

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