Sweet Rice (Zarda)

Rice is cooked with cardamom and orange food color, then combined with sugar, raisins, walnuts, almonds, orange zest and cream in this warm Pakistani dessert.

Place the rice in a bowl with water to cover and soak one hour. 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...

  • Yield: 16
  • Cooking time: 40 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

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

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