3 cups of water
1/2 cup rice
8 cloves cardamom (seeds only)
1/4 tsp saffron powder (or a few threads)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Soak the rice for a few hours. Drain and blend in a food processor until the rice is in lots of little bits but not a powder. Place in a pot on med high heat and start adding the water 1/2 cup at a time. Like making risotto but takes longer with more stirring. After the 1st cup of water add in the cardamon seeds. Use 1/2 cup of the water to dissolve the sugar. Add the sugar water. Keep stirring. There will still be some little bits of rice but mostly it will turn into a thick paste. Will take 30min or more in total. Add the saffron powder and plate. Use cinnamon and or nuts to decorate. Eat warm or chilled. I like it chilled with Mexican chocolate.
Rice and sugar... what baby doesn't love that!