Saffron Rice Pudding
This is a traditional Persian dish, very delicious and recipe is simple and easy to follow:
1 cup rice
9 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tsp saffron
1 cup rosewater
2 pods cardamom
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Cinnamon & slivered pistachios for garnish
Saffron: Grind Saffron and add 2 table spoons of hot and boiled water to it and set it aside for later use.
Crush the two cardamoms and place in one cup of rosewater, set aside for later use.
Wash rice until water runs clear, we suggest 6 times.
Cook the rice until tender for ½ hour.
Then add sugar to rice and mix until dense, and then add Saffron liquid.
Add rose water with cardamom pods and slivered almonds. Mix well. Continue cooking until it is dense for another 20 minutes. Then place it in a bowl and Garnish it with cinnamon, almond or if you have pistachio. It is best if it is chilled.