Kalkandu saadam/bhaat// sugar candy/rock sugar rice-using brown rice
I had a packet of brown rice for a long time,a result of an old habit of picking up things while shopping even if I am not sure how I am going to use it.I do have nice brown rice recipes right here in this blog but I had bought this one with an objective of trying out new recipes. I decided to substitute it for white rice for kalkandu saadam which I was making for a religious gathering.
I will be posting the original recipe with white rice later. Nevertheless I have followed almost the same recipe, but usually the rice is cooked in milk.However I have not used milk here and also I saw no point in adding food colour for brown rice.
The taste was just wonderful.So now on to the recipe below.
- Roast the brown rice for 5 minutes. Soak the rice for sometime(I did not soak as I was running late.But its better to soak for around 2 hours.)Add 2 glasses of water and cook it in a pressure cooker till it is soft and mushy.
- Heat 1tsp ghee in a pan. Roast the nuts till brown.Keep them aside.
- You can use the same pan to boil around 1 cup of water. Add the sugar candy. Allow it to dissolve completely and boil till its frothy.
- Add the cooked rice along with the nuts and cardamom powder in the boiling syrup. Combine well till it thickens. Add the ghee and mix well.