Asian Home Recipe

Indian Spicy Rice Recipe

Ingredients :

2 1/2 cup

1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons





4 cups

2 1/2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

Long grain rice

Saffron strands

Boiling water


Cardamom pods, bruised

Small cinnamon stick

Whole cloves

Black peppercorns

Hot water



Blanched sliced almonds

Blanched halved pistachios

Rind of 1 orange, finely grated

Method :
  • If rice needs washing, do so and leave to drain and dry thoroughly.

  • Soak saffron in boiling water for 10 minutes.

  • Heat ghee in heavy saucepan and gently fry cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns for 2 minutes.

  • Add rice and continue stirring and frying for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add hot water, salt, orange rand, soaked saffron strands and liquid.

  • Stir well and bring quickly to the boil

  • Then turn heat very low, cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes.

  • At the end of this time, scatter sultanas over surface of rice, replace lid and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

  • Serve garnished with almonds and pistachios.

  • This is very good if served with dhansak, a famous Parsi dish of meat or chicken cooked with lentils and vegetables.


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