Fragrant Fried Rice Recipe

Fragrant Fried Rice Recipes

Ingredients :

175 g

3 tablespoons




7.5 cm

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon



basmati rice

vegetable oil


black cardamom pods, bruised

bay leaf

cinnamon stick

cumin seeds

coriander seeds

slice into rings

small cauliflower, divided into small florets


onion rings and bay leaves, garnish

Method :
  1. Place rice in a sieve and wash under cold running water until water runs clear.

  2. Put in a bowl with 550 ml water and soak for 30 minutes.

  3. Put saffron in a small bowl, add boiling water and leave to soak for 5 minutes.

  4. Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan, add cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon and fry for 1 minute.

  5. Drain rice and reserve soaking water.

  6. Add rice to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes, until opaque and light golden.

  7. Stir in reserved water, saffron and its soaking water, raisins and sugar and season with salt.

  8. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered for 12-15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until liquid is absorbed and rice is very tender.

  9. Serve hot, garnished with parsley.

Serves 4

The whole spices in the rice are not meant to be eaten.

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