Monday, July 29, 2013

Zarda Rice

zarda rice


2 cups basmati rice 
1/4 tsp orange food color 
6 pods whole cardamom
1 tbsp ghee 
1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup milk 
1 tbsp raisins 
1 tbsp cashews 
1 tbsp slivered almonds  
2 tsp grated orange zest
2 tbsp Khoya
Saffron threads few


1.Soak the rice in a bowl for 30 mins. 
2.Boil water in a large pot with food color and half the cardamom pods. Add the rice, cook until the rice is 3/4 done and drain the water
3.In a large skillet over low heat, add ghee, fry the dry nuts and raisins until slightly browned, Add milk, cardamom, saffron  and allow it to boil.  Once the milk has reached the boiling point add sugar. Cook until sugar is melted.
4.Add the cooked rice, Cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add orange zest and Khoya. Mix it with fork, fluffing the rice. Serve warm.

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