Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Muhammar

Muhammar is a sweet rice and it's one of the most famous Bahraini dishes. Muhammar is a must in the bahraini cuisine as a accompaniment to fish and only Fish. Let's try together this delicious Muhammar recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups basmati rice, washed
  • 1/4 tsp saffron
  • 2 table spoons rose water
  • 3 cardamom pods, cracked
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Preparation:
  1. Soak together saffron, cardamom, cloves, and rosewater; leave aside to steep.
  2. Add rice to 6 cups of boiling water: boil to half cooked about 8 minutes; drain.
  3. Stir sugar through the hot rice
  4. Heat the ghee or butter in the same pan the rice was boiled and add the sweetened rice. Sprinkle the rose water mix on top
  5. Cover the rim of pan with a cloth or paper towels and place lid on tightly
  6. Cook over very low heat about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.
  7. Top with melted butter.
  8. Best eaten with fried king fish or rabbit fish (safee)

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