Simple sweet pulao

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Butter
2⅓ cup Rice
Seeds Of 3 Cardamoms
6 Cloves
¾ cup Raisins
¾ cup Blanched Almonds
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 Blades Mace
1 pinch Of Salt
Good Pinch Of Saffron
1 4-Inch Cinnamon Stick

Melt the butter and add the rice; brown it well without scorching it.

Add the cardamom seeds, cloves, raisins, almonds, sugar, mace, salt and saffron. Stir in the pan for 1 minute. Cover with water, add the cinnamon and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then lower the heat to simmer very gently in the saucepan, covered. Cook until the rice is tender, adding water a little at a time should the liquid become absorbed before the rice is cooked.

From How To Make Good Curries by Helen Lawson Copyright 1973

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