Muhammar is one of the most famous Bahraini dishes. It is a sweet rice dish and usually accompanied with spicy side-dishes mostly with Fish.
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Water - 6 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
(I wanted it to be less sweet, so used 1/4 cup. Change to 1/2 cup according to your taste)
Ghee - 1/4 cup (melted)
Rose water - 2 tbsp
Saffron - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom - 3 crushed
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon stick - 1
Salt - to taste
Soak Saffron, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon in rose water and keep aside.
Wash basmati rice and cook in 6 cups of water. When it is half cooked(cooked about 10 minutes in boiling water with salt) remove from stove and drain water.
Add the drained rice to the pan, add sugar and mix well. Add melted ghee and mix well.
Pour the rosewater mixture over the rice and mix well.
Close the lid tightly and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Sweet Muhammar is ready to serve!
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