Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Submitted by:
Ke Bhauriyal, India, India
Theory and Modelling

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Ingredients

100g rice
500ml milk
2 tablespoons crushed dry fruits (almonds, cashews, dry grapes, pistachios, coconut)
5-6 tablespoons sugar (according to preferable sweet taste)
2 tablespoons ghee
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

1. Rinse rice a couple of times and then soak in enough water for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Boil the milk in a separate pan and add the rinsed rice into hot boiling milk.

3. Simmer and cook rice on a low flame with occasional stirring. No need to cover the pan when the rice is cooking.

4. Add sugar (as per the taste) when the rice grains are half-cooked and continue to cook on a low to medium-low flame.

5. Simmer till the rice is almost cooked. Add cardamom powder and crushed dry fruits and cook for 2 minutes more until the rice is completely cooked. The kheer will also thicken. On cooling rice kheer thickens more.

Serve hot or cool, I generally prefer cool.

Background

Kheer is a traditional Indian dessert. It is generally served as the main dessert in my home during any special occasion.
My mother and my grandmother specially make Kheer for me since my childhood. I learnt to cook Kheer from my mother.

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