Recipe: Saffron Rice

Try out this mouthwatering, aromatic recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
2 cups water
6 tablespoons oil or ghee
1/2 cup minced celery
1 inch piece of cinnamon stick or equivalent ground cinnamon
2 cloves
1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
1.5 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground coriander
Pinch of ground cardamom

Procedure:

Wash the rice in water.
Place the saffron threads in spoon of boiling water to soak.
Heat the oil, cinnamon, and cloves in a heavy saucepan.
Add the celery into the saucepan.
Add the rice to the saucepan; stir for 5 minutes and/or until the grains are golden.
Add the water, sugar, molasses, salt, coriander, and cardamom.
Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer.
Add the saffron mix, both water and threads, stirring gently.
Cover and cook 30 minutes, or until rice is tender and the liquid absorbed.

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