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Fereni: Persian Rice Flour Dessert

19 Fév
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 gallon of milk (6-8 cups of milk)
  • 3 tablespoons rose water (golab)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of crushed pistachios or slivered almonds for garnish

In a bowl add 2 cups of cold milk to the rice flour and let it soak for at least 1/2 an hour before cooking. In a heavy bottom pot, bring the remaining milk to a gentle boil, add the flour and milk mixture and lower the heat to medium-low. Give it a good stir. Mix in the sugar and stir frequently. Cook for about 20 minutes, add the rose water and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Serve in a large bowl or small individual size bowls. Garnish with crushed pistachios or slivered almonds. Fereni, like many other delicious Iranian foods, doesn’t need any garnish but decorating the food and making it pleasing to the eyes is also very important. Fereni may be served warm, cold or at room temperature.

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