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Haandi Boiled Rice with Buttered Saffron

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  Basmati rice 13 Ounce (400 g)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄4 Pint (750 ml)
  Unsalted butter 3 Ounce (75 g)
  Corn oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cardamom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Saffron strands 1 Teaspoon, crushed

1. Wash the rice until the water runs clear, then drain through a sieve.
2. Place the rice in a haandi or saucepan with the salt and water and bring to the boil.
3. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the water has been fully absorbed. Set aside.
4. Heat the butter with the oil in a small frying pan. Throw in the cardamom seeds and saffron and immediately remove the pan from the heat. Pour the spice mixture quickly over the cooked rice. Leave to stand for 5-7 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2107 Calories from Fat 762

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 87 g133.5%

Saturated Fat 45.6 g228.2%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 182.9 mg61%

Sodium 1004.4 mg41.8%

Total Carbohydrates 299 g99.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 28 g55.4%

Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 7.2%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 20.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Haandi Boiled Rice With Buttered Saffron Recipe