About Iranian Foods
Sholezard (Saffron Rice Pudding)
Description :
This beautiful traditional dessert was served on special occasions like the Persian new year but nowadays people tend to serve it on special events like Ashura and share it with friends or family (In IRAN when somebody knocks on the door and gives you free foods or dessert,it is called NAZRI).
Ingredient :For preparing this saffron rice pudding you need white Rice, white sugar, butter, powdered saffron, water, rosewater, cardamom, cinnamon and pistachio.
Instruction :
• Put the rice and 2 cups of water in a bowl, soak it overnight
• Drain the soaked rice, place it in a large pot, add 3 cups of water, bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and cook over low heat until rice is soft, stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.
• Add sugar to the pot and stir until it is completely dissolved
• Add 5 tablespoons of hot water to the ground saffron and set it aside.
Reduce heat. • Add butter, cardamom, rosewater and saffron to the rice
Continue cooking the pudding on the stove top on low heat until it is dense. Five minutes before serving it, add silvered almonds.
Place it in small bowls. Garnish with cinnamon and slivered almond or pistachio. Let it cool before serving.
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