* 2 cups: Rice (long, grained) * 1/2 cup: Sugar * 4 tsp: Ghee * 18-20: Almonds. * 12-15: Cashew nuts. * Pinch: Saffron. * 1/4 tsp: Nutmeg Powder. * 1/2 tsp: Green Cardamom Powder
1. Wash rice twice and soak in just enough water to cover it for half an hour. Drain excess water. 2. Place almonds and cashew nuts in a flat microwave dish and cook, uncovered on Microwave medium (70%) for five minutes. Let them cool and thinly slice the almonds. Halve the cashew nuts. 3. In a deep casserole, mix ghee and rice and cook, uncovered, on Microwave high (100%) for two minutes. 4. Stir. Cook, uncovered on Microwave high (100%) for two minutes more. 5. Mix nutmeg powder, green cardamom powder, saffron, raisins and sugar into the rice. 6. Add three and a half cups of water and milk and stir once. 7. Cover and cook on Microwave high (100%) for fifteen minutes. 8. Allow standing time for five minutes. 9. Garnish with almonds and cashew nuts. Serve hot.