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Ajem pilaf

A pleasant surprise for your palates with blending flavors such as cinnamon, raisins and orange. It will impress you with its simplicity.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: rice
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup carolina rice Eutopia
  • 3 ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 180 gr butter
  • 160 gr thin noodles
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • zest from 1 medium orange

For serving

  • ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar


  • In a medium saucepan add the water together with the salt and bring to boil.
  • Once the water boils, add the rice. Boil the rice over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Then add the sugar. Mix very well and let it simmer until it boils completely.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and once it melts, add thin noodles and a tablespoon of sugar. Cook until it gets a nice brown color. Remove from the heat.
  • Just before removing the rice from the heat, add the caramelized noodles, the orange zest and the raisins. Mix very well and remove from the heat.
  • Cover the pot with a clean towel and then with the lid and set aside for an hour.
  • Serve with extra granulated sugar and cinnamon.