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Eid er Recipe : Jorda /Zorda/Sweet Rice

Recipe # 1


# 4 cups Basmati Rice/Polao Rice (uncooked)
# 1 tbsp. Raisins (Kishmish)
# 1 tbsp. Walnuts (Akhrot) (chopped)
# 1 tbsp. Almonds (Baadaam) (chopped)
# 2 tsp. Grated Orange Zest
# 10 Small Cardamom Pods (Choti Ilaichi)
# 3 tbsp. Heavy Cream
# 4 cups Sugar
# ¼ tsp. Orange Food Color
# 2 tbsp. Ghee/Vegetable Oil


1. Pre-soak rice in water for atleast 10 to 15 minutes.

2. In a large pot combine: water, 5 cardamom pods, and food color; bring to a boil. Slowly stir in rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, (about 20 minutes).It is very important that the rice should not be completely dry. It must be still tender and on the moist side once done.

3. In a large skillet over low heat, fry the remaining 5 cardamom pods in oil for about 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked, drained rice, and sugar. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the heavy cream, raisins, walnuts, almonds and orange zest.

Yield: 16 Servings
Serving Suggestions: Serve Warm or Hot

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