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Zarda Rice (Meethey Chawal)

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Sweet saffron basmati rice cooked in sugar syrup and garnished with raisins, almonds etc.
Zarda Rice (Meethey Chawal) recipe

Total servings: 3
Pre-Prep time:
Preperation time: 30 min
Occasion: Any
Cuisine: Pakistani
Effort: Easy
Best for: All
How to serve: Hot


1 Cup Basmati rice
1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. food color
4 1/2 Cup water
2 table sp. ghee
2 cinnamon sticks
Cardamom 4-5 pods
1/2 tsp. rosewater essence
1/4 Cup cottage cheese
1/2 Cup cashew nuts(chopped), raisins, almonds etc


Bring 4 cups water to boil in a saucepan. Add food color.
Add rice to boiling water.
Cook for 10 minutes or until rice is 2/3 cooked
Drain rice in a colander.
Heat butter in a saucepan.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cardamom and cook for 3 minutes. Add cooked rice and rose water essence.
Mix together and cook on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Garnish with cottage cheese and nuts.
Serve hot as a dessert.

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