Showing posts with label nuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nuts. Show all posts

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nut pilau

Recipe to dress up rice, nut pilau
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 tsp saffron strands crushed
1 tbsp rose water or orange flower water
1 tbsp ghee or butter
1" cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
2 cloves
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp each pine nuts, blanched almonds, blanched pistachios, cashews
1/2 tsp salt
water 1" higher than the rice
garnish with fried onions optional

Blanch the almonds and pistachios remove the skin. Cut the almonds, pistachios and cashews two half or smaller.

Wash and soak the rice for 1/2 hour. Soak the crushed saffron strands in the rose water and leave a side.

Heat the ghee and fry the nuts till it is aromatic. Keep sautéing to make sure that the nuts don't burn. Add the whole spices, then sauté the rice until it is opaque.

Add salt, saffron rose water, and water 1" higher than the amount of rice. Cook the rice in low heat covered for 20 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes covered after removing from heat before serving.


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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Almond cream



Happy New Year to all of you.

4 oz almonds without skin, grind to a smooth paste
2 cups milk
1 oz rice flour mix with about 3 tbsp milk
4 oz sugar
2 tbsp pistachios or coconut ground to garnish

Boil the sugar and milk. When the sugar dissolves, add the rice flour paste and almond paste. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until it thickens. Cool in individual cups.
This recipe is from The middle eastern kitchen by Ghillie Basan.


This recipe goes to celebrations 2011

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