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Jaggery Rice

Ingredients:

1 and half cup rice, preferably Basmati Rice
120 gms Jaggery
2 tbsp oil
3 cups water
4 small cardamoms
4 cloves
15-20 raisins
1 bay leaf (optional)
1 tsbp roasted peanuts (optional)

Method:

First, take the jaggery. And soak it in 1 cup water for 30-45 minutes. This keeps 2 cups water remaining for the rest of the recipe

Pick, clean and wash the rice. Soak the rice for 15-20 minutes.

In a pressure cooker add the rice and 2 cups water.

Pressure cook for 1.5 to 2 minutes. The rice should be half cooked. Once the pressure settles down, open the cooker lid.

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 1.5 to 2 minutes. Open the lid and smell the fragrant aroma of jaggery rice In fact when pressure cooking, your whole kitchen will have the typical sweet aroma of jaggery.

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