Uncle Bill's Four Rice Combination With Saffron

Recipe by William Uncle Bill

This rice combination with the wild rice gives you a nice crunchy taste. The saffron strands add a very delightful flavor and the crushed cashews just top it off. I started this combination or rice about 12 years ago to the delight of many.

Top Review by RogerOH

This rice has a fantastic nutty flavor and would be great as a side with a Thanksgiving turkey. I could not locate the Lal Qilla rice in our small town. I increased the Basmatic rice by 3/4 cup and the Jasmine by 1/4 cup. It still turned out great. I will have to get some of the Lal Qilla when I get to the "big city" and try it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, measure wild rice and just cover with water.
  2. Cover and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain well and return to saucepan.
  4. Add 2 1/2 cups of water, cover and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.
  6. In the meantime, measure basmati brown rice, Jasmine long grain rice and Lal Qilla rice to a large mixing bowl.
  7. Wash rice in cold water by squeezing rice through your fingers at least 100 times.
  8. Change the water every 25 squeezes.
  9. This removes most of the chaf off the rice.
  10. Drain rice well and transfer to an automatic electric rice cooker or a large saucepan.
  11. Now add the semi-cooked wild rice to cooker.
  12. Add 4 cups of chicken broth, 1 1/2 cups of water, saffron strands and butter to cooker.
  13. Mix rice well to blend.
  14. If using an electric cooker, cover, press to start and continue to cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  16. If using a saucepan, cover, bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.
  17. While the rice is cooking, crush the cashews and set aside.
  18. When rice is cooked, fluff with a fork.
  19. Add crushed cashews and mix again to incorporate with the rice.
  20. Serve immediately with your favorite chicken dish or curried beef.

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