Basmati Rice Spiced with Cardamom and Saffron
Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Serves: 3
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. orange flower water
  • 2 tsp. ras el hanout
  • ¾ tsp. cardamon, ground
  • 2 generous pinches saffron
  • 1.5 cups water
  1. Combine ingredients in a medium sauce pan or preferably in a clay rice pot. Heat to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover tightly. Simmer rice for between 15 and 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest for about 20 minutes prior to serving. Rice will continue to steam during this time.
Recipe by Rainy World Kitchen at