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  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1/4 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
  • a few strands saffron


  • Wash rice. Heat milk until just boiling, add rice. Immediately turn heat down to low and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  • When the rice is cooked and the mixture is thickened to your taste, add sugar and stir well. Continue to simmer until all rice is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add cardamom, saffron, pistachios, and raisins.
  • Serve hot or well chilled.
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