Ingredients

How to make it

  • Rinse rice under cold running water.
  • Place rice in large bowl.
  • Add enough water to cover by 3 inches.
  • Let stand 20 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions; sauté until golden, about 8 minutes.
  • Add cumin, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves and cinnamon; sauté until onions are brown, about 4 minutes.
  • Add rice to spices and stir 2 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups water, cream, salt and saffron.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover saucepan almost completely and cook until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  • Add peas to rice.
  • Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.
  • Great with cucumber raita or mango chutney.
  • *Note:
  • The whole peppercorns, cardamom and cloves. They are not meant to be eaten, so discard them when serving the rice.

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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    delicious.love it....great post....
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  • dee 6 years ago
    Fantastic! I look forward to trying this. Will let you know when I do :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    This is the real deal I love the aromatic herbs like cardamom, cumin, cloves and saffron in this Festive Saffron Rice
    High 5
    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Another wonderful recipe....delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Oh my falafel! This sounds so delish! Thank you for this post, my dear!
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  • lsolkey 6 years ago
    I don't think this is the recipe I was looking for but I sure does sound good! I will have to give it a try! Thanks!!!!
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  • uhannigan 6 years ago
    This sounds very tasty, and the cooking technique is interesting. I assume it uses white basmati, not brown, because of the cooking time. Please let me know if I'm wrong. Thanks for the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    My husband will love this! Thanks!
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