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اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ

Zarda Rice

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4 from 4 votes
A delicious and aromatic Pakistani dessert recipe. Traditionally prepared for Eid and weddings this dessert is so easy to make that you can make it whenever. This mouth-watering recipe is made of soft, fluffy, and sweet grains of rice. An absolute showstopper!
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This sweet rice recipe, otherwise known as zarda rice or meethe chawal, is a traditional Pakistani dessert prepared and enjoyed during Eid. This sweet rice is also served as a dessert on auspicious occasions such as weddings.

The basic ingredients are basmati rice and sugar syrup, but it is the carefully chosen assortment of spices like green cardamom pods and cinnamon that make it more flavourful and aromatic. This Pakistani dessert recipe has a sprinkle of almonds and coconuts to add some colour and even more mouth-watering.

This easy to make sweet dish is a traditional Pakistani dessert prepared and enjoyed during Eid and weddings. A delicious and aromatic Pakistani dessert recipe. Traditional prepared for Eid and weddings this dessert is so easy to make that you can make it whenever. This mouth-watering recipe is made of soft, fluffy, and sweet grains of rice. An absolute showstopper!

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Zarda Rice

A delicious and aromatic Pakistani dessert recipe. Traditionally prepared for Eid and weddings this dessert is so easy to make that you can make it whenever.
4 from 4 votes
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Pakistani/Indian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 466

Ingredients

Rice

  • 300 g Basmati Rice
  • ½ tsp Orange Food Colouring

Sugar Syrup

  • 100 g Butter
  • 150 g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Sultanas
  • 1 tsp Green Cardamom Pods/Bari Elachi
  • 1 tsp Almonds/Badam
  • 1 tbsp Coconut/Khopra chopped
  • ½ inch Cinnamon/Darchini

Instructions

  • In a bowl soak the rice for at least 10 minutes
  • As the rice is left to soak bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil then add the orange food colouring and stir to combine
  • Drain the rice and add to the pan oil then allow to gently simmer for 15-17 minutes until the rice grains are tender
  • As the rice is cooking add the butter into another pan allow to melt completely on low heat
  • Add the sultanas and the granulated sugar then cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until sugar has completely dissolved
  • Add the water and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until the sultanas have puffed up
  • Add the green cardamom pods, almonds, coconuts, and cinnamon then cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Drain the rice and add into the pan then mix the rice gently into the sugar syrup before cover with a lid and a tea towel and cook on low heat for 15 minutes – place the tea towel underneath the lid and wrap it around then place the lid on top of the pan
  • Remove the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes until the water has been absorbed or evaporated
  • Your sweet rice is ready!

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Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal
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I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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