This day, my mum made 'Zarda' (sweet rice) and it was so yummy.  I am sharing the recipe for those who don't know how we make it.

Rice Saila, soaked for 6-7 hours 3 cups
Sugar 2 1/2 cups
Milk 1 cup
Cloves 4
Pistachios, finely chopped 10
Almonds, finely chopped 10
Cardamoms 6-8
Yellow food color 1/2 tsp
Ghee/ Melted Butter/ Oil 1 cup

Bring water to boil in a large pan, add drained rice, 2 cloves and 3 cardamoms. When rice is almost done, strain in a colander and leave in colander for a few minutes.Turn the rice out in a large open bowl. Mix in the food color, milk, nuts and sugar.
Heat oil in a large pan, add cardamom and cloves and rice. Stir with a wooden spoon, cover and cook on high heat for five minutes. Then put the pan on a round concave griddle and put on heat. Lower heat after a few minutes, leave till rice is done.
Serve hot or cold.
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rahma the princess said...

umm yummy!

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

that must have smelt really aromatic! :) nice one

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Noor said...

Wow mashALlah that looks really good. I want to make it is that normal rice basmati or something else?

Sweetheart Diary said...

Thanks girls.
@Noor , it is Saila rice... it is specifically for making zarda... can be found in any store. If not, then use that Arabic rice they use normally.

Susan Smith said...

Oh my goodness that looks SO yummy. I love cardamom and the similar spices. You even shared a recipe. I'm so excited. Nummy! :)

Now Serving said...

Wow that looks delicious! - we make a sweet rice too called chakra pongal!