Sweetened Saffron Rice

Yield: 4 Cups
Collections: Grain Indian Rice Side Dish

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Substitutes may provide a rich golden color, but Spanish superior saffron has a distinctive flavor for which there simply is no... Size Options
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Sweetened Saffron Rice Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Steep the saffron threads and cardamom pods in the hot rosewater for at least 15 minutes. Cook the rice in the water with the salt for 8 minutes, drain and reserve the water. Pour the honey over the hot rice. Heat the ghee in a large pan. Add the sweetened rice to the ghee, pour the rosewater mixture over the top and poke 3 holes in the rice. Cover tightly, and cook for 25 minutes, or until tender.

Yield: 4 Cups

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1 Comment

Lynn V

This dish is amazingly fragrant and delicious, with a golden crust underneath.
BUT, the recipe doesn't mention how much of the drained water to add back in. I put back about half of it, cooked with the lid on for 25 minutes, then the lid off for about 3 more minutes to brown the bottom a bit. This worked out fine. (Actually, used only half of everything the recipe called for except rice and water; it was wonderful!).