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Basmati Rice With Spices and Saffron

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlSaffron
2 tablespoons 30mlWarm milk
2 cups 320g / 11ozBasmati rice
1 1/4 teaspoons 6.3mlSalt
2 tablespoons 30mlOil
5   Cardamom pods
2   Cinnamon sticks

Recipe Instructions

In a small container, soak saffron in warm milk. Wash rice. Soak in a bowl with 5 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt for 30 minutes, then drain. Heat the oil over medium heat in pot, put in the cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks, and stir a few times. add the rice, frying and stirring about a minute. Add 2 1/4 cups water and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to very low, and cook for 20 minutes. Fluff rice, pour the saffron milk in 2 or 3 streaks over the rice. Cover and keep cooking another 10 minutes or until rice is done.

serves 6

Bon Appetit - September 1995


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