Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweet Saffron Rice

My father-in-law loves these sweet saffron rice and he was asking to make these for such a long time. Somehow whenever I went to Indian store, I forgot to buy the dry coconut which definitely is an important and delicious addition for these rice. This time I made sure I get the dry coconut and make these sweet rice for dad.

These rice are lightly sweetened and full of aromatic spices. Bright yellow color of rice makes them look absolutely stunning. All of us at home enjoyed eating these sweet rice. They are not too much of a work as well. Pretty easy and quick to make.

Oh MY!!My husband's hands are famous :D

Here is the recipe for these delicious Sweet Saffron Rice (Click here for printable version)

1 1/2 cup white rice (washed and soaked for 15-20 min)
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup dry coconut (chopped into thin slices)
2 tbsp golden raisins (soaked in hot water for 15 minutes)
2 tbsp almonds (soaked, blanched and chopped)
some saffron strands
3-4 green cardamom
3-4 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon (broken in half)
a pinch of yellow food color
1 tbsp ghee or butter
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

1. Cook rice in a rice cooker with 3 cups of water until almost cooked. Remove the extra left water.
2. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee or butter, add cinnamon stick, saffron strands, cloves, green cardamom, almonds, coconut and raisins. Give a quick stir and add sugar.
3. Then add the rice and mix everything with light hands. Add a pinch of food color and mix again so that rice get nicely coated with the food color.
4. Let rice cook with sugar for 5-7 minutes on low heat until almost dry. Keep stirring in between to prevent burning.
5. Switch off the gas and add cardamom powder and mix.

Make sure you serve these warm. Enjoy the gorgeous yellow sweet rice.


Krithi's Kitchen said...

Oh my my... super clicks... such a lovely and vibrant color!

Free Spirit Eater said...

Looks absolutely heavenly! Great photos! My fiance is also my hand model at times lol I don't know what I'd do without him, glad you guys work as a team you both did a great job of making my mouth water. Thanks so much for sharing =]

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow wat a tempting rice,luks delicious...Luv the ingredients click dear,wonderful...

Mélange said...

Wow,excellent twist to the regular rice prep.I usually prepare saffron rice,minus sugar...nice presentation !

Priya said...

Saffron rice looks simply out of the world, inviting and highly addictive..


What a rich dish of rice! Wonderful and the clicks are awesome too!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

It looks so colorful n tempting that I just can't wait to have it.... :)

Tiffany said...

You had me at saffron and sweet! :D

Prathima Rao said...

Such a delightful rice dish!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious I like the addition of coconut pieces
haven't added before looks wonderful

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Lavanya Selvaraj said...
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Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Oh my goodness..... I am drooling here.... Lovely recipe

Joy said...

I never heard of a sweet version. Great recipe.

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