Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saffron Ghee Rice




Ingredients: 

1. Basmati Rice - 4 cups
2. Saffron - 1/4 tsp
3. Cloves - 10
4. Green Cardmom - 5-6
5. Bay leaves - 2-3
6. Black peppercorns - 1 tbsp
7. Ghee - 4 tbsp plus 1 tbsp
8. Cashews - 10 - 15
9. Raisins - 1/4 cup
10. Milk - 1/4 cup


Preparation:

1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 1 hr. Drain and keep aside. 
2. Soak the saffron in warm milk and keep aside. 
3. Roast the cashews and raisins in 1 tbsp ghee and keep aside. 
4. Heat the remaining ghee in a pan. Add the spices 3-6 to the ghee and saute for 30 seconds. 
5. Add rice and mix in the ghee and spices.
6. Add 3 cups of water. Cover and cook until the rice is 75% cooked. 
7. Remove from heat. 
8. Preheat the oven to 355 degree F.  
9. Transfer the rice to a baking dish. 
10. Sprinkle the saffron - milk mix on the rice. 
11. Add the cashew - raisin mix onto the rice. 
12. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. 
13. Take out from the oven. 

Serve with Lamb Curry and Raita. 

Tip: You could add a 1/4 tsp of turmeric to the water while cooking rice for a nice yellow color. 

Enjoy! :D 






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