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Recipe for zarda flavored rice or zarda, for zarda flavored rice or zarda rice you will need a handful of nuts. This are for the garnishing so you can use whatever nuts you want, two cloves, predicament pods, one cup of the smoking rice, half a glass of milk with a little of saffron added to it. We’ll need some yellow fruit coloring, maybe its coconut, maybe its premiere. Now with this premiere here, you can use any type for the garnishing. You’ll also need three quarters of a cup of sugar and one tablespoon of clarified butter or gee or you can use oil instead for a healthy option.
We will save the rice for half an hour before cooking, first add some water to the pan and when it’s boiling, add some fruit coloring to the pan. We want that color to be all colored and it’s the best color there is. You can see the white bowl but that’s the color you’ll need. Now when it’s boiling again, we will add the salt twice, once boiling we’ll let it cook for three to five minutes until the rice is cooked but not a 100% cooked. And now we will check the rice, yes it looks done but not a 100% done and now we’ll put it through a sift and take all the water out.
Now I have the clarified butter with the gee in the pan and let it melt. Now with the hot gee I have been adding some parts and frying it a bit and now I’m adding nuts with the coconut. I just fry it, take out when slightly fried but now browned. In the same oil, add the sugar and stir and now add the milk and then stir it all together until the sugar has melted. The sugar will take around 30 second or a minute before it melts and we’ll have the rice ready to put inside.
Now we’ll add our nuts and the coconut cover and keep in a slow fire for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 minutes the rice is now done and then you can serve it. And now decorate with pineal and then we will use this as a coil or any kind to decorate the bowl. Your zarda or saffron sweet rice is ready to be served.