Rice is the staple food of over half the world's population. It is the predominant dietary energy source for many countries of the world. There are various types of Rice available in market like Long grain rice, medium grain rice, Sweet brown rice, Brown rice, red rice and many more....In India, most of the places you will fine white rice, and brown rice. Himalayan Red rice is also available in India, which has a reddish bran layer and a nutty, complex flavor that adds visual and taste delight to any dish.
Here I am using Long grain Basmati rice, Basmati rice can be beneficial to certain groups of people. Those on low-calorie diets can benefit from incorporating this grain into their diets since it is so low in fat. However, at slightly over 200 calories per cup, the calories can pile up if not eaten in moderation. Brown Basmati rice has the lowest glycemic load and contains many minerals and vitamins, so it is often considered a healthy choice. I am not so much rice lover, but yes sometimes if you want to complete your lunch or dinner plate I make sure to add any variety of rice dish. When I was kid, My mom used to make her delicious Veg Pulao and I don't know that time I was like whenever she serve me that Pulao plate, I finish it off within a few minutes...
Though I still love my Mom's Pulao..But not so much in now for particular rice dishes like Pulao or pilaf or plain rice. When you are in a rush and not in any mood to make Roti or any other stuff, Yes, Rice platter is the life saver for that time. The same thing happened with me today, Today I was so busy in my home cleaning stuff, as Winter is gone, and Spring is on here in Doha too, So need to pack the all winter wears from the wardrobe and Spring Collection should be there ;)
Yesterday went to buy some spring collection stuffs, and yes I want to ask one question to all my readers that, when you make your mind to buy some particular things and have you ever noticed that your partner got all the stuffs which he don't want to buy and you have nothing in your hand??? The same thing happened with me yesterday and I was like....So so upset ;) Now worries, Next weekend is mine Himanshu ;) Mind this ;) Well, As you know in my every post I do share one of the sweet story between me and Himanshu...This was of my weekend blah blah ;)
Ok Now, Back to the Food story, We are again here to celebrate our 33th Foodiemonday Bloghop event and our theme is #Ricebaseddish ....I was not at all in mood to make any dessert....So when we decide the theme, on a next day I chose this rice platter which is very easy, simple and quick...The royal flavor of Saffron, and Dryfruits makes this Rice so delicious and tempting. Serving this Rice with Vegetable Coconut curry which extraordinary...I love this curry You can have this curry with Roti or paratha too...In my next post will share the recipe of this Curry..So check out the step by step recipe of Saffron flavored Dryfruit Rice and Enjoy!!
1 Cup Basmati Rice
1 Tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 Bay leaf
Few strands of Saffron
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp Almonds, Cashew, Peanuts, chopped (Dry fruits can be of your choice)
1/2 tbsp Raisins
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Sugar
1. Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes only. Take a small bowl with warm milk and add saffron strands in it and mix it well and keep it aside for 2-3 minutes.
2. Take a dip pan and add soaked and drained Rice in it and add 11/2 Cup water and saffron milk in it. Add pinch of salt and pinch of sugar in rice. mix it well and Put this pan in a pressure cooker filled with 1/4th of water. Cover a pan with flat lid or plate and Cover the lid of the pressure cooker and Keep it on high flame for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes keep a flame on slow for another 10 minutes.
3. Switch off the gas and let cooker to be cooled and take out the pan.
4. Take another pan and add clarified butter, Bay leaf, Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and roast them for 3-4 minutes now add raisins and finally add Cooked Saffron Rice and mix them well. Your Super tempting Dryfruit Saffron Rice is ready to serve.
The vegetable coconut curry is the perfect accompaniment with this rice. I am serving it with this delicious curry!! Enjoyyy the royal taste of this Rice!!