Iraqi Halwa of Toasted Rice Flour (Halawat Timman) (Gluten Free)

Recipe by UmmBinat
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
  • 2 12
    cups water
  • 1 12
    tablespoons butter
  • 12
    cup rice flour
  • 12
    teaspoon freshly ground cardamom
  • 12
    tablespoon rose water (I prefer Iranian, rose waters vary greatly in quality)
  • hand full slivered almonds, toasted in a dry pan
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon crushed pistachio nut, to almost a powder (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve white sugar and water in a pot and boil for 5 minutes.
  • In another pan melt butter and fold in rice flour. stir constantly until rice starts to change colour and emit a pleasant aroma, about 10 minutes.
  • Take pots off heat and gradually pour syrup into flour, stirring all the time with a wire whisk to prevent lumping.
  • Return pot to heat and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. Add freshly ground cardamom and rose water 5 minutes before it is done.
  • Spread onto plates and garnish top with toasted almond slivers & crushed pistachio nuts (the green of them in mainly for looks so I just use a tiny bit).
  • Enjoy!
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