Friday, 16 December 2011

Sweet Yellow Rice (Zarda)

·         4 cups basmati rice
·         3 ½ cups sugar
·         ¼ tsp orange food colour
·         10-15 almonds, chopped
·         10-15 pistachio, chopped
·         1 tbsp chopped walnuts
·         Few ashrafies (candy fruit)
·         6 green cardamoms
·         1 tbsp raisins
·         2 tbsp vegetable oil
·         2 cups milk
·         1 tbsp cream (optional)
        Soak the rice for about 7-8 hours. Bring water to boil and add 3 green cardamoms and food colour. Then add rice in it and let it cook for 5-8 minutes. Now drain all the extra water. Now take a big bowl or dish and put boiled rice, milk, sugar, dry fruits and ashrafies and mix well. In a pan, put ghee and fry remaining cardamoms, when they turn brown and an aroma starts to come, add rice and mix well and then simmer for 5 min on low heat. Then add cream and soaked raisins. Sweet Yellow Rice (Zarda) is ready. Enjoy!