You can adjust the sugar to your liking, making it sweeter or less sweet. It depends on my mood and sometimes I want it sweeter while others I just take the sugar down to 1/4 of a cup.
1/2 cup short grain rice
4 cups milk
1/4 cup raisins
2 TBSP butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom (or nutmeg, but I prefer Cardamom)
1/4 c almonds
A few strands of saffron
1. Wash rice well.
2. On medium-high heat, cook the rice with the butter until the rice is slightly browned.
3. Add in the milk, stirring frequently, bringing to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer on low for 1 to 1.5 hours until rice is soft. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
4. When the rice is cooked and the mixture gets a semi-thick creamy consistency, add sugar and stir well.
5. Remove from heat and add cardamom, saffron, shredded almonds and raisins.
Serve warm or chilled.