Microwave sweet saffron rice (zarda)

Main Dish
1 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 1
1/2 cup basmati  rice

2 tablespoons ghee or butter

1  cup water

2 tablespoons milk

1/4cup sugar or more

Few  saffron threads

1/2 teaspoon coarsely crushed cardamom seeds

3 tablespoons pistachios,Melon seeds,and cashews and almonds (few for garnishing)

10-14 raisins

1/2 teaspoon turmeric


  • Soak rice in water for at least 1/2 hour.
  • Soak saffron threads and turmeric in milk and keep aside.
  • Cook rice in microwave with water for 10 minutes,stir occasionally after every 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain access water (if any) and leave rice for 10 minutes.
  • Add saffron-turmeric milk and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Now add sugar and cardamon and microwave for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add ghee or butter along with all dry fruits and microwave it for one more minute.
  • Sweet Saffron rice is ready,serve it warm or cold by garnishing it with few more dry fruits on top.


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