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Sweet Zarda Rice

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Zarda rice or saffron rice is a dessert made with rice and saffron. Long grained rice and flavor of saffron is the main highlight of the recipe.
Ingredients
  Nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Handful Of)
  Cloves 2
  Cardamom pods 2
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 125 Milliliter (1/2 Glass)
  Zafran/Saffron threads 3
  Saffron threads 4 (Zaffran)
  Yellow food color 3 Drop
  Yellow food coloring 2 Drop
  Coconut 1
  Paneer/Koya / meethai 250 Gram
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Clarified butter/Ghee / oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Heat some water in a pan and bring it to boil. Add food color.
Now add rice to it. Bring it to boil and cook until half done.
Heat ghee add nuts, coconut and cardamom pods. Remove it.
In the same pan add sugar and milk. Cook until sugar melts.
Then add rice. Mix well and add nuts.
Cover and keep on a slow fire for 15 minutes.
Garnish it with paneer, khoya or meethai is ready.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Pakistani
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Rice, Sugar
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Pakistani Saffron Rice
Want a delicious sweet rice to serve with your Asian meat curry? Zarda rice would be the best combination for a scrumptious meal. Chef in the video is showing the simplest method for preparing this dish which actually looks like a gourmet and difficult dish to make at home. So, next time you want to impress your guests or family members with something special without sweating in the kitchen, you should be making sweet zarda rice.

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