Cherry Rice Recipe

Cherry Rice is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Cherry Rice by following this easy recipe.
Cherry Rice Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup dried Sour Cherries
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Slivered Almonds
  • ¼ tsp Saffron
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
How to make Cherry Rice:
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Boil salted water in a pan and pour rice. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the rice.
  • Dry roast almonds, stirring continuously, on medium heat.
  • Mix saffron with some hot water and mix with the rice.
  • Flavor with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan.
  • Add cherries and sugar. Mix and cook, stirring continuously, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Place half of the rice in a greased dish and top with half of the cherries and almonds.
  • Layer the remaining rice on top and cover with the leftover cherries and almonds.
  • Pour butter on the top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until rice is completely cooked.
  • Serve hot.