Saffron & Rosewater Rice Pudding (Sholezard)

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This is an absolutely delicious dessert made with lots of saffron and Rosewater. Close your eyes and eat this, it’s like walking through a rose garden.

Ingredients

3/4 cups rice (I used basmati)

5 cups water

1/2 cup vegtable oil

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

5 tblsp rosewater

1/4 tsp ground saffron

1/4 cup mixed slivers of pistachio and almond

Dried rose petals (optional to decorate)

Cinnamon (optional to decorate)

Method

Wash the rice in a medium sized pan and cover with 5 cups of cold water.

Place over medium heat and allow the rice to cook thoroughly. Add the ground saffron.

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Mix the saffron into the rice and continue cooking on a low heat until the rice becomes mushy and pudding like.

Add the sugar, pistachio and almond slivers and mix.

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Finally add the rosewater and mix.

Remove from the heat and pour into a serving bowl.

You can garnish the Sholezard with cinnamon and dry rose.

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Enjoy eating this either warm or cold.

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