Saffron Sweet Rice -- Zarda Pullao

Recipe by UmmIbrahim
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the crumbled up saffron into the tablespoons of warm milk and let it sit for 1-2 hours.
  • Wash the rice well, then put it into a large bowl with about 5 cups of water and leave it to soak for 1/2 hour. Drain completely.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy oven-proof pot with a tight-fitting lid. (you will be placing it into the oven later on so this is important).
  • When the butter is hot put in the pistachios and toast them lightly (they will get a kind of golden tint) this takes about a minute or two. Remove the pistachios with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Now, put the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods into the same butter. Stir and fry for 1 minute.
  • Now, put the drain rice into the butter with the cinnamon and cardamom and stir and fry for about 3 minutes.
  • Add water, food coloring, and salt. Stir and cook until all of the water is absorbed.
  • Now put in the saffron milk, sugar, and raisins. Mix together, cover, and place it into an oven set at 325°F for 25 minutes.
  • When finished, place into a pretty serving bowl, or individual serving bowls (take out the cinnamon and cardamom first) and sprinkle with the pistachio nuts.
  • Enjoy!
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