Qabali - Afghani Rice Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place rice in a large bowl, rinse, and then soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add carrots and 1 teaspoon sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in raisins, and continue cooking until the raisins are soft and plump. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Strain rice, and then add to boiling water. Cook for about 5 minutes, then strain with a mesh strainer.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup oil and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cook until sugar dissolves completely, making a syrup. Remove from heat , and cool. Once cool, add 1 cup water, and return to a boil.
  5. Return the rice to pan. Stir in carrots and raisins, and then mix in oil and sugar syrup. Season with saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, and cumin. Poke some holes with a spoon all over the rice. Cover, and cook over high heat until you hear crackling noises. Remove from heat.
  6. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and toss rice with a fork.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 251.23 Kcal (1052 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Sodium 15.77mg 1%
Potassium 88.34mg 2%
Total Carbs 40.59g 14%
Sugars 12.09g 48%
Dietary Fiber 1.84g 7%
Protein 2.52g 5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 24.3mg 135%
Calcium 21.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 211.81 Kcal (887 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.43g 15%
Sodium 13.3mg 1%
Potassium 74.48mg 2%
Total Carbs 34.22g 14%
Sugars 10.2g 48%
Dietary Fiber 1.55g 7%
Protein 2.13g 5%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 20.5mg 135%
Calcium 18.3mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.5
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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