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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.0
  • Total Fat: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5 mg
  • Sodium: 153.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 c basmati rice
    2 T ghee
    3 1" cinnamon sticks
    3 cardamom pods
    1 T golden raisins
    1 1/2 cup water
    1/8 tsp yellow food coloring (powder)
    10 blanched almonds, slivered

    3/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 c water
    1/8 tsp yellow food coloring powder
    pinch saffron


clean, wash, and soak rice for 15 minutes.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat ghee. Add cinnamon sticks, cardamom and raisins. When the raisins pop, add water and food coloring and drained rice. Cook on medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, until the water is absorbed.

Make the syrup by combining and heating sugar, water, food coloring and saffron. Once the syrup comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, wuntil slightly thickened and sticky. Add the syrup and almonds to the rice and cook, covered, on low heat for approx. 20 minutes until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked, or place saucepan in a 300F oven until the rice is cooked.

Variation: 15 bites sized pieces of pineapple may be added ti the rice at the same time as the syrup. 1/2 cup pineapple juice may be used instead of sugar in the syrup.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user UMM_HANI.

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