Sweet Rice is a traditional dish of festivals in our house.My grandmother use to make it on 'Basant Panchmi' festival mainly.she use to make it in her own traditional way(on stove top),but i tried it in my Microwave and it came out perfectly well.Microwave sweet rice is a easy,quick one pot meal ,a perfect dessert after any meal .
The look and smell of saffron rice is delicious and tempting. It can be serve cold or warm. (we like it warm)
1/2 cup basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee or butter
1 cup water
2 tbsp milk
1/4cup sugar or more
Few saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon coarsely crushed cardamom seeds
3 tbsp pistachios,Melon seeds,and cashews and almonds (few for garnishing)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1-Soak rice in water for at least 1/2 hour.
2-soak saffron threads and turmeric in milk and keep aside.
3-Cook rice in microwave with water for 10 minutes,stir occasionally after every 2-3 minutes.
4-Strain access water (if any) and leave rice for 10 minutes.
5-Add saffron-turmeric milk and microwave for 2 minutes.
6-Now add sugar and cardamon and microwave for 2-3 more minutes.
7-Add ghee or butter along with all dry fruits and microwave it for one more minute.
8-Sweet Saffron rice is ready,serve it warm or cold by garnishing it with few more dry fruits on top.