This has a lovely flavour. Nice with a cup of tea when craving something sweet. I think this is a very old Iraqi recipe. Here is what Nawal Nasrallah author of, Delights from the Garden of Eden has to say about it. "A simple rice sweet enjoyed with a spoon. It is important to toast the rice to perfection, as this will give the dessert a delicate golden hue and a wonderful aroma. She is of Iraqi decent. Modified slightly from her recipe.