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Saffron Dessert (Shole Zard)
Rice: 2 glasses
Sugar: 1 glasses(Palate Option)
Rosewater: 1 glass
Salt: 1 teaspoonful
Butter: 100 grams
Ground saffron: 1 teaspoonful
Almond slices: ½ of a glass
Pistachio and cinnamon powder as desired
Wash the rice the night before several times and let it soak in 1 glass of rosewater and 3 glasses of water overnight.
To prepare the Shole Zard, first pour 5 glasses of water in a pot and heat it on a stove to boil. Then add the mixture of drained rice and rosewater to the pot and stir until the mixture boils, and remove the foam on top with a skimmer. Continuously stir the rice so that the bottom part is not browned, and use mild heat to cook the rice.
After the rice is half cooked, add the sugar and continuously stir the mixture; otherwise, the bottom part of the Shole Zard is easily browned. If the Shole Zard is hardened, you can add some boiling water to it.
After the sugar is dissolved, add the almond stripes (which were soaked in rosewater for 3 hours) and the ground saffron to the Shole Zard. Mix well and stir for the Shole Zard to thicken, and when it is cooked, add the butter. Pour the prepared Shole Zard in a bowl, after 10 minutes decorate its surface with pistachio powder and cinnamon, and let it cool.
Points: For the water in the Shole Zard not to be noticeable, it is better to leave the Shole Zard on the stove at mild heat, or use a flame spreader, for another hour so that it is completely cooked and the excess water in it evaporates.
As for sugar used, it can be increased or decreased depending on your preference.