Friday, January 22, 2010

The Spice of Life: Sweet Saffron Rice

Namaste! Head over to Manjula's Kitchen. Indian food is very intimidating but it's really now that hard. Today I made Manjula's Sweet Saffron Rice and it took me about thirty minutes and wasn't hard at all! Most of the ingredients are cheap. I only used sliced almonds because I could get them easily in a small quantity but I would defiantly get some pistachios and it needs more raisins.
Long grain rice instead of the special rice. Work just a good. Cinnamon sticks can be had for very cheap. I didn't had whole cloves on hand so I substituted them with 1/4 teaspoons if ground cloves. I think it was a little too much so 1/8 teaspoon would do.
The cardamon set be back $2 while the saffron set me back $8 for .5 grams. Eight dollars for saffron is understandable. It's the little threads of the crocus flower so imagine what a pain it is to get them out intact! It was worth it since I bought it at a local dry goods store.Anyway, give it a try. You will like it and having the house smelling like spices isn't bad either. Yum!
Note: The written recipe on the site says 2 tablespoons of milk but she says 1 cup in the video. However, I think 3/4 would be fine


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