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Zarda

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Zarda is an irresistible dessert recipe. This delicious Zarda is something you would never want to miss out on!
Ingredients
  Raw long grain rice 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered saffron 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cardamom seeds 2 , shelled
  Whole cloves 5
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Light Or Dark)
  Pistachios 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), unroasted
  Blanched almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sliced
  Brazil nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sliced and toasted
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
Directions

1. Cook the rice in six cups of boiling water with the salt and saffron until half done, about ten minutes. Use enough saffron to give a rich yellow color. Drain.
2. Boil the sugar with three and three-quarters cups water for one minute, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
3. In the bottom of a heavy four-quart Dutch oven or other large kettle, heat the butter. Add the cardamom and cloves and cook over low heat ten minutes. Add all but one-half cup of the syrup and boil one minute.
4. Add the rice to the mixture and cook, stirring gently, until the butter is absorbed, or about ten minutes.
5. Add the lemon juice, raisins and nuts. Cook over fairly high heat five minutes. Continue cooking over very low heat until the rice is tender, stirring when necessary. If the rice is not quite tender when the syrup has been absorbed, add the remaining syrup and cook over low heat until the rice is dry and soft.
6. Remove the mixture from the heat and let stand, covered, ten minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Rice

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