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Rice Kheer

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Rice Kheer Recipe, How To Make Rice Kheer Recipe

Kheer is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payasam, payas, gil-e-firdaus and firni.

It is an excellent dessert that is served after the main course. Rice kheer is one of my signature dish. I make it on special occasions such as birthdays, diwali, holi, new year feast etc and my family especially my brothers love it. I have tried various types of kheer -rice, vermicelli, carrot etc. I use the same technique in all with a few changes in the ingredients.

About Recipe

How to make Rice Kheer

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Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
35 mins
Rice Kheer
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Rice
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : June 15, 2018

Ingredients used in Rice Kheer
• Basmati rice - 1 cup.
• Milk - 500 ml.
• Cardamom - 6-7 numbers.
• Cloves - 4 numbers.
• Bay leaf - 1 leaf.
• Saffron - 1 0.
• Paneer balls soaked in syrup (optional) - 3 piece.
• Condensed miok (optional) - half cup.
• Cashew nuts (chopped) - 6-7 numbers.
• Almond (finely sliced) - 5-6 numbers.
• Raisins - 5-6 numbers.
• Sugar - 3 teaspoons.
• Ghee - 2 tablespoons.
• Cardamom powder - half teaspoons.
  • Rinse and soak basmati rice in water for minimum 30 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan and add cardamom, cloves and bay leaf.
  • Drain the rice using a strainer. When the oil starts fragrancing add the nuts and dry fruits and stir fry for a few seconds on a low flame till they turn light golden in colour. Keep them aside.
  • Add the rice to the ghee and stir fry for a few seconds and keep it aside.
  • Now add the milk to the same saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the rice to the milk and let it cook on a low flame.
  • Once the rice is more than halfway done, add a few strands of saffron, cardamom powder and roasted nuts and dry fruits. Add condensed milk and sugar to taste. Stir well.
  • Check the consistency. We do not intend the kheer to be too watery or too thick. If the kheer is too thick add a few drops of water.
  • Break the paneer ball into small pieces and add it to the kheer. Switch off the flame, place the kheer in a bowl and garnish with sliced nuts and raisins.

Now the rice kheer is ready to serve hot, warm or cold. Hope you enjoyed the recipe.

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samatha Posted on Thu Dec 06 2018

Rice Kheer is all time favorite dish to me and this is inviting me to taste it.

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Subaa Posted on Sun Dec 04 2016

Why would we add cloves and bay leaf in a kheer?

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