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Sweet Rice


1 Cup Basmati rice

1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. food color

4 1/2 Cup water

2 table sp. gheeClick to find more about ghee

2 cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon sticks

CardamomClick to find more about Cardamom 4-5 pods

1/2 tsp. rosewater essence

1/4 Cup cottage cheese

1/2 Cup cashew nuts(chopped), raisinsClick to find more about raisins, almondsClick to find more about almonds etc.


  • Bring 4 cups water to boil in a saucepan. Add food color.
  • Add rice to boiling water.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until rice is 2/3 cooked.
  • Drain rice in a colander.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon sticks and cardamomClick to find more about cardamom and cook for 3 minutes. Add cooked rice and rose water essence.
  • Mix together and cook on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with cottage cheese and nuts.
  • Serve hot as a dessert.