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Sweet Rice

PREPARATION AND COOKING TIME: 60 minutes
YIELD 7 cups:

  • Roast while constantly stiring in 1 tbsp ghee for 2-3 mins 1/4 cup washed Basmati rice;
  • Add and reduce on high heat to 1/3 of original volume (45 mins):
    • 1 gal milk;
    • 2 pints heavy cream;
    • 1 1/2 cup sugar;
    • (optional) 1 large pinch freshly powdered saffron;
    • 6 bay leaves;
    • 2 tsp freshly crushed cardamom seeds (omit if using saffron);
    • 1/4 cup currants;
  • Refrigerate and serve very cold. Consistancy should be just drinkable;
  • Garnish with skined, toasted almonds.

Variations:

  • Blend 1 cup toasted almonds or pistachios with some milk before cooking;
    • or
  • Flavour with one of the following:
    • saffron.
    • rose.
    • kewra essence.
    • Camphor (add when cooking is finished).

See also Kheer


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