Basmati rice is simmered with sugar, clarified butter, cloves, raisins and cashews to create this authentic taste of India.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup Basmati rice
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons clarified butter
- 1 pinch saffron
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and boil for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar, reduce the heat, and add the clarified butter.
Meanwhile, soak the saffron in 1 tablespoon hot water for 10 minutes.
To the rice add the saffron, cloves, raisins and cashews. Stir well, cover, and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.
Sprinkle with cardamom before serving.