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Meal Type:
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
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Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Chelo(basic White Rice)

Date Added: January 04, 2014


5 Cups Rice 5 Cups Dry rice preferably Basmati
2 Tablespoons Salt 2 Tablespoons Plus 2 teaspoons salt
1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Butter (5oz)
1 Tablespoon Plain Yogurt 1 Tablespoon Plain yogurt at room temperature
1/2 Teaspoon Saffron 1/2 Teaspoon Powdered saffron
2 Teaspoons Water 2 Teaspoons Boiling water
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1. In a bowl, wash the rice 5 times and then soak for 2 hours in lukewarm water to cover mixed with 2 tablespoons of the salt.

2. Pour 10 cups water in a nonstick pot, add the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a vigorous boil.

3. Drain the water from the presoaked rice and add the rice to the boiling water.

4. Stir, cover and bring back to a boil, boiling for 3 to 4 minutes.

5. The rice should move freely and float to the top of the pot.

6. Drain the rice in a colander, rinse with lukewarm water and taste; if the rice is salty, rinse with more water.

7. In a large nonstick pot, melt the butter, add cup water and stir.

8. Set aside half of this mixture. Add the yogurt to the butter remaining in the pot and stir well.

9. Gently spoon the rice on top of this mixture, forming a cone.

10. Cover. Cook on medium heat until steam is visible, about 15 minutes.

11. Cook for 15 minutes more, then turn the heat down to low and pour the remaining butter mixture over the rice.

12. Wrap the lid of the pot tightly with a kitchen towel to prevent the steam from escaping and cook for another 45 minutes.

13. Spoon 1 cup of rice from the top of the pot onto a plate and mix gently with the saffron mixture.

14. Set aside. Mound the rice in the shape of a cone on a serving platter.

15. Add saffron rice to the top before serving. Remove the crust from the bottom of the pan and serve separately, cut into squares or wedges.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Yogurt, Butter, Gluten, Rice allergies.
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