Love Rice is a website dedicated to all things rice, containing information on different varieties of rice, the nutritional aspects of rice, as well as tips for cooking rice to ensure perfect results every time. Love Rice also contains a wealth of delicious recipes from traditional curries and risotto to dishes more suited to special occasions such as rice-based desserts and bread.
In a small bowl, soak the saffron strands in milk or warm water and set aside. Heat the butter or ghee in a saucepan which has a lid. Add the bay leaves, cloves and cardamoms, and mix ensuring that they do not burn.
Tip in the onion and fry for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Add the chilli and fry for a minute.
Mix in the garlic, ginger and salt add the sultanas, cashew nuts and almonds. Fry for a minute and then fold in the rice.
Add 650ml of just boiled water to the pan and cover. Stir in the saffron mixture and simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked. Serve hot with dal or a chicken curry.