Would you like a nice non oily rice dish for a party that will make your guests swoon? Well this is just the recipe for you!
Its made from a fragrant stock made from chicken bones (shhhh….dont tell anyone …its a secret!!!)
You can serve it with a nice non veg or veg dish and watch your guests relish it!! For a more festive look you can garnish it with chopped nuts etc.
Believe me it tastes as good as it is!! And it tastes even better the next day (so you can make in a day in advance!!!)
1 kilo chicken bones
4 cups of water
2 bay leaves
a piece of ginger, pounded
salt to taste
a few peppercorns
2 inch piece of cinnamon
2 bay leaves
1 cup of basmati rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
1 pinch Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
Wash the chicken bones well. Put them to boil in the water and remove the scum that forms as soon as it starts to boil. I use a strainer for this, makes life easier. Once the scum is all removed add the 2 bay leaves, ginger , salt and few peppercorns and boil this together till the stock reduces to about 2 cups. This should take an hour… Once you have your stock remove any chicken pieces that might be on the bones and keep it in the stock.
Heat a non stick casserole pan and roast the 8 cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves for about 15 seconds (this helps emit the aroma of the spices) and then add the basmati rice, and the stock and the saffron. Cook till rice is done.
This is a excellent dish full of nutrients and NO ADDED OIL. Saffron is good for health. I did not add any additional food coloring to this.