Qabali - Afghani  Rice

Qabali - Afghani Rice

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"This recipe is Afghani cooking - its a rice dish that's very popular and very delicious. Serve with a nice meat sauce."

Ingredients

1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 279 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place rice in a large bowl, rinse, and then soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add carrots and 1 teaspoon sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in raisins, and continue cooking until the raisins are soft and plump. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Strain rice, and then add to boiling water. Cook for about 5 minutes, then strain with a mesh strainer.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup oil and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cook until sugar dissolves completely, making a syrup. Remove from heat , and cool. Once cool, add 1 cup water, and return to a boil.
  5. Return the rice to pan. Stir in carrots and raisins, and then mix in oil and sugar syrup. Season with saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and cumin. Poke some holes with a spoon all over the rice. Cover, and cook over high heat until you hear crackling noises. Remove from heat.
  6. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and toss rice with a fork.
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This recipe has errors in it that cause peoples' rice to become "mushy" or displeasing. It is because of the wrong instructions given. You should never soak or wash the rice in cold water as di...

The first time I made this recipe I tossed it; the rice was mush, but it had a good flavor. I made it again, cooking the rice for 3 minutes after returning the water to boil. I also skipped ma...

Marvelous- aromatic-and delicious! Must use basmati rice. A real treat!!