This recipe comes from Cookbook of the Seven Seas.
- 1/2 pound rice
- 2 quarts milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds (grains removed from pods)
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron, soaked in 2 tablespoons warm milk
Wash rice well and let it soak in cold water for 1 hour. Drain. Add to milk and simmer (don’t allow to boil) for 1 hour. Add sugar, raisins, nuts, and cardamom, and simmer until rice is fully soft and pudding is as thick as you want it—as much as 2 or 3 hours more. Add saffron and allow to stand for ast least 5 minutes before serving. This may also be eaten cold. Makes 6 servings.