Recipe Detail

Sweet Rice (Zarda) (Origin: India)


TLG 02:Jul      TLG Admin


    4 cups uncooked white rice
    3 tablespoons heavy cream
    1/4 teaspoon orange food color
    1 tablespoon raisins
    10 pods whole cardamom
    1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon chopped almonds
    4 cups white sugar
    2 teaspoons grated orange zest

How to cook

1. Place the rice in a bowl with water to cover and soak one hour.
2. Bring a large pot of water to boil with food color and half the cardamom pods. Stir in the rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender, 20 minutes.
3. In a large skillet over low heat, cook remaining cardamom pods in oil 2 minutes. Stir in cooked, drained rice, and sugar. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream, raisins, walnuts, almonds and orange zest. Serve warm.

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