*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  Payasam
 
 Recipe By     : Sivagami Natesan
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           long-grain rice
    4      tablespoons   butter
    2      tablespoons   broken cashews
    2      tablespoons   raisins
    2      cups          milk
    1      cup           water plus up to 1 cup more as needed
      1/2                14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
    1      cup           sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cardamom
      1/4  teaspoon      powdered saffron
 
 Dry roast rice in a Dutch oven until golden brown.  Set aside.
 
 Melt butter in the same pan.  Fry the cashews and raisins in the butter
 until nuts are golden and the raisins are puffed.  Add the roasted rice.
 Add the 2 cups milk and 1 cup water.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat, cover
 pan partially and allow to simmer until the rice is overdone and soft.  (Add
 up to 1 more cup of water as necessary).  Add the condensed milk and sugar
 to the rice.  Sprinkle the saffron and cardamom on top and serve warm.
 
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