Friday, January 22, 2010

Iranian Shole Zard: Saffron Rice Pudding

Courtesy of Supreme Master Television

(For all ingredients,please use organic versions if available)

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 cup broken rice

  • 4 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon saffron, crumbled

  • Sliced almond, as needed

  • Cinnamon, as needed

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup rose water

Directions (to make rice):

1. Add water and rice to a pot

2. Cooked on low heat and leave it to cook for 2 hours

3. After the rice is cooked add the almond slices

4. Set the rice aside

Directions (to make the shole zard syrup):

1. Heat the pot

2. Add some water

3. Add some sugar

4. Add the oil

5. Add the saffron

6. Mix well

7. The syrup has to stay warm for awhile, so that way, the ingredients are dissolved well

8. Add the syrup to the cooked rice

9. Increase the heat somewhat

10. Stir this well

11. Stay cook for awhile

12. Add the rose water boiled for one minute

13. Take a suitable dish

14. Reduce the heat as well

15. Pour into a suitable dish

16. Cool it (the shole zard must cool down completely)

17. Decorate the top with cinnamon and almond slices (you can also use pistachio slices and coconut powder)

18. Ready to serve