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Flavored Rice

By J P SINGH (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Sweet Rice in India is generally cooked with Jaggery. This recipe replaces jaggery with fruit Juice to create one’s own flavors.
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Ingredients

  • Long grain rice one cup
  • Fruit Juice of Choice (Guava, Pomegranate) One and a half cup
  • Water One and a half cup
  • Whole Black Pepper, Cloves 10-15 each
  • Raisins, Cashew halves 15-20 each
  • Butter one tea spoon

Method

  • STEP 1
    Soak Rice in water 30 minutes
  • STEP 2
    Melt Butter in Pan. Pour Rice and one and a half cup water in Pan
  • STEP 3
    Add Juice
  • STEP 4
    Add Whole Black Pepper, Cloves, Raisins, Cashew Halves
  • STEP 5
    Cook on medium heat till almost all liquid evaporates
  • STEP 6
    Cover Lid to let steam fully tenderize rice
  • STEP 7
    Decorate Rice with some additional Raisins
  • STEP 8
    Serve Warm. To get extra zing - For Indian Taste serve with Pickle (Mango, Lemon, Green Chilly) For European Taste Sprinkle favorite alcohol on rice
  • STEP 9
    Note: For Dehradoon Basmati Rice generally two and a half to three cups of water & Juice mix is used. Different varieties of rice and different juices (depending on the juice thickness) will require different amount of liquid. For Guava Juice e.g. total 3 cups of liquid is needed. While for Pomegranate Juice two and a half cup is adequate. If trying another juice first heat a small quantity to check if it retains its flavor and taste. For larger flavor use more juice than water. Next Experiment with cooking rice in wine
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