Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A creamy, sumptuous comfort food - perfect as a dessert or tea time treat.


  1. Wash and drain rice.
  2. Chop dates and pistachios and set aside.
  3. Bring milk to boil in a heavy, nonstick pan.
  4. Add rice to the milk and simmer for 30 minutes until rice is cooked and milk is half its consistency and thickened.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Stir frequently to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add dates, stir and cook for further 20 minutes.
  8. Add more milk if required.
  9. Add pistachios, vanilla essence.
  10. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the egg yolk.
  11. Stir, and add saffron.
  12. Cool and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.