Zarda Rice

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15 mins Cooking Time
1 Serving
Diversity score info

Diversity Score defines how nutritionally diverse your food is. It reflects the concept that increasing the variety of foods in the diet helps to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients.

Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 6%
Carbs 50%
Fats 44%
Low Sodium
Gluten Free
Recipe for Kids
Authentic Recipe

Indulge your evening, dinner or lunch sweet craving with this low sodium, zero trans fat and gluten free mughlai Zarda Rice With Nuts dessert that's decadent in taste, and rich in it’s nutrient content. Pakistani Rice is a great source of calcium & good fats that packs power into your daily indulgence. This sweet recipe uses rice as the main ingredient and is vegetarian and jain.


  • 1/4 Cup Cow Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Rice
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Cashewnut
  • 2 Tsp Chopped Almond
  • 5 No. Raisin
  • 1 No. Bay Leaf
  • 1 No. Green Cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 5 Strands Saffron (Kesar)
  • 2 Tsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
  • As Required Water


Pre Preparation
  • Step 1

    Cook rice

  • Step 2

    Soak few strands of kesar in milk

  • Step 1

    In a pan, heat ghee and add bay leaf, green elaichi, raisins, chopped almond, cashew and mix well

  • Step 2

    Then add milk, kesar milk, sugar, allow it to simmer and add cooked rice

  • Step 3

    Mix well and serve hot

Healthy Twist

A Sprinkle of Black Sesame Seeds is an Excellent Source of Antioxidants & Helps Regulate Blood Pressure

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Cow Milk Protein
Dairy Products
Cashew Nut
Tree Nut
Approximate values
Serving Size Medium Bowl(106gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24gm 8.8%
Dietary Fiber 1gm 4.0%
Protein 3gm 6.6%
Total Fat 10gm 13.0%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


How long would it take burn 199 kcals ?

  • Walking (3 mph ) 57 minutes
  • Running (6 mph ) 34 minutes
  • Bicycling 27 minutes

Values estimated based on person weighing 60 kgs.

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