Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SAFFRON RICE--RM#2

DAY18 OF RM#2
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INGREDIENTS:
Rice-----------------2 cups
Saffron--------------1 tsp
Turmeric------------1/8 tsp(optional)
Ghee/butter---------1 tbp
Cloves---------------4
Cinnamon------------1 ..2"stick
Cardommon---------2
Salt------------------as required
Cashews/almonds---1 tsp optional

DIRECTIONS:

1.Wash and soak rice 15 mins prior to cooking.Place the saffron in 3tbp of hot boiled milk Soak for 10 minutes.

2..Meanwhile, heat the ghee over moderate heat and add cinnamon,cardommon, cloves and stir well.
3..Add the cashews(if required)and saute for about 5 minutes.

4.Add the soaked-drained rice and stir for about 5 minutes. Pour in the 3-1/2 to 4 cups of boiling water, salt depending on the rice ur using.
5.When it comes to a boil add the saffron + soaking water. Stir gently. See if turmeric needs to be added.
6.Cover, reduce heat, and cook till the rice is cooked. Fluff and serve hot.

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22 comments:

sowmya said...

looks yummy....drooling

Happy cook said...

Looks yumm all the rice grains have seperated so beutifully

Usha said...

A delicious classic...looks perfect..

Bhawana said...

Liked the idea of adding saffron. I never made this so far.

anudivya said...

Had this only at restaurants. Not realizing that it might just be easy to make them at home. Very cool.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely,I too make this.I know its delish.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav. Love to have it with some kofta curry. Looks so good. Nice photography. YUM!

DEESHA said...

very simple N tatsy dish raaji

n33ma said...

Great click.love that fluffy rice.

Sujatha said...

Simple, Light and Perfect! I can imagine this rice going well with any great side dish..

Madhu said...

Looks so simple....

Priya said...

Prefectly cooked saffron rice, looks awesome..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

simple and classy. looks perfect Raaji. nice pic.

Ya I ALSO HAVE a biggg list of things to buy whenever i go to india.. hehehe

Medhaa said...

Sounds yumm and love the look of the rice

srikars kitchen said...

lovely rice recipee. slightly different from mine as i have made it too.will soon publish.well regarding the wrap it is available in all indian groceries in the UK. try out in the shops near the ship dockyard if u are in LA. my husband used to be there before & he used to say that all shops near the ports or dockyard has all this stuff or check for a phillipino shop u will definitely get it.

kamala said...

The Rice llok so rich with the addition of Saffron..Perfect

Yasmeen said...

Looks greats with whole spices toppings and luscious red saffron.

Ramya Bala said...

perfectly cooked and luv any rice with whole garam masalas

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n nice click

Jaishree said...

Saffron Rice Looks Yum n delicious..Raaji nice pic...

Laavanya said...

That looks perfect Raaji.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This is very simple and should be able to make it quick too...