Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Indian Spicy Rice Recipe

Ingredients :

2 1/2 cup

1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

4

1

4

10

4 cups

2 1/2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

Long grain rice

Saffron strands

Boiling water

Ghee

Cardamom pods, bruised

Small cinnamon stick

Whole cloves

Black peppercorns

Hot water

Salt

Sultanas

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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