Recipe type: Dessert
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp basmati rice
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • Few strands of saffron
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • sugar to taste
  1. Wash and rise rice. Soak it in water for at least 30 minutes. Use a magic bullet or blender to blend to a smooth paste. You may need to add water if necessary.
  2. Boil milk in a heavy bottom stainless steel pan for about five minutes. Then add your rice paste and whisk until smooth.
  3. After the milk has reduced a bit, add sugar, saffron, and rose water. Keep stirring and cook for about 10-15 minutes until rice has cooked.
  4. Once the firini has a pudding-like consistency, add cardamom powder and mix.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool in serving bowls.
  6. Serve chilled. Garnish with ground pistachios.
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