jaggery rice recipe
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Jaggery Rice

Sweet-tasting traditional Punjabi rice dish made using jaggery, rice and spices.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: pakistani
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 606kcal
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

main ingredients

  • ¾ cup rice, preferably basmati rice
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • ¾  cups water
  • 4 small cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 15 to 20 raisins
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf) - optional
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts - optional

for soaking jaggery

  • 120 grams jaggery
  • ¾ cup water

Instructions

  • First, take the jaggery and soak it in 3/4 cup water for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Pick, clean and wash the rice. Soak the rice for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker add the rice and 3/4 cup water.
  • Pressure cook for 2 to 3 minutes. The rice should be half cooked. Once the pressure settles down, open the cooker lid.
  • Fluff the rice in the cooker itself.
  • Add the jaggery dissolved in water plus the oil. Stir it gently with the half cooked rice.
  • Now add the cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, raisins and peanuts.
  • Stir this too gently with the rice mixture.
  • Now close the cooker with the lid and pressure cook again for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Garnish the cooked jaggery rice with dry fruits of your choice.
  • Serve hot or warm, plain or with some milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.6mg