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How to make it

  • Soak together saffron, cardamom, cloves, and rosewater; leave aside to steep.
  • Add rice to 6 cups of boiling water: boil to half cooked about 8 minutes; drain.
  • Stir sugar through the hot rice
  • Heat the ghee or butter in the same pan the rice was boiled and add the sweetened rice. Sprinkle the rose water mix on top
  • Cover the rim of pan with a cloth or paper towels and place lid on tightly
  • Cook over very low heat about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.
  • Top with melted butter
  • Best eaten with fried king fish or rabbit fish (safee)

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  • tjhooke 9 years ago
    I read somewhere that this was a speciality of the pearl divers in days gone by, and that it enabled them to stay down for up to 15 minutes without air! Does anyone know if this is true?
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    " It was excellent "
    sameera ate it and said...
    salaams,it does sound nice,thanx for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    alizzz ate it and said...
    its sounds v.good

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