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            Saffron Steamed Plain Rice:  Rice Cooker Method (LF)
 Recipe By     : Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:20
 Categories    : Basic                            Healthwise
                 Persian                          Rice
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      cups          basmati rice -- long grain
    3 1/2  cups          water -- see detail
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
      1/4  teaspoon      saffron -- dissolved in
    1      tablespoon    hot water
 Cooking times will vary according to brands of rice and manufacturers of
 cookers.  The note gives more detail. Refer, also, to the recipe for Chelow
 which details technique.
 1. Pick over and wash 3 cups of rice 5 times in warm water.
 2. Combine all the ingredients except the saffron water in the rice cooker;
 gently stir with a wooden spoon and start the cooker.
 3. After 1 1/2 hours, pour saffron water on top of rice. Unplug rice cooker.
 4. Allow to cool for 10 minutes without uncovering the pot.
 5. Remove lid and place a round serving dish over the pot. Hold the dish and
 the pot tightly together and turn them over to unmold rice. The rice will be
 like a cake. Cut into wedges and serve.
 detail --- These cooking times are for the National Deluxe rice cooker. The
 	  cooking time for rice may vary according to different brands of rice
 	  cookers. It is desirable but not essential to soak the rice in 8
 	  cups water with 2 tablespoons salt for 2 to 24 hours. This is
 	  especially good for older basmati-type rice.  For AMERICAN
 	  long-grain rice, use only 3 cups of water and wash the rice once.
 	  Among other long-grain types of rice, choose those that are long,
 	  thick, and sleek at the tip.
 Copyright (c) 1994 by Najmieh Khalili Batmanglij.  Persian Cooking for a
 Healthy Kitchen. Washington, D.C: Mage (Pub 800 - 962-0922) [prepared for
 McRecipe by patH 09/22/1996 (Sun)]
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 NOTES : Chelow ba polow paz
 Prep 10 mins | Cook 1 hr 30 min