In Arabic this dish is called aruz bi-halîb (أرز بحليب), which means "rice with milk". In Saudi Arabia this dish is prepared using Basmati rice, but I usually use whole grain brown rice. I think it tastes great with this recipe.
For 4 servings:
- 1/2 cup whole grain brown rice
- 4 cups skimmed milk
- 5 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
- 4 tsp chopped pistachios
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 green cardamom pods
- 1/2 tsp dried ground orange zest
- 1 dash salt
In a non-stick frying pan, add milk, 1 tsp honey, rice, orange blossom water, cinnamon, cardamom, salt and orange zest. Cook and stir on low heat for 40 minutes. If the rice is too dry or sticks to the pan, add some more milk.
Remove cinnamon & cardamom. Serve with honey and chopped pistachios.