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Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer)

  • Author: Sapana Chandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Make your own Indian dessert at home. Indian rice pudding, also known as Kheer, is a traditional Indian dessert that’s creamy, delicious and easy to make!


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Ingredients

Toppings (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes or overnight. Rinse well in water until it runs clear.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add milk, cardamom powder, and sweetener. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring the milk mixture to a gentle boil. 
  3. Immediately reduce the heat to medium-low and add Basmati rice. Stir gently.
  4. Simmer until the milk starts to thicken and the rice is tender. It will take about 20-30 minutes for the rice to milk to reduce to about half its original amount. Stir frequently.
  5. Turn off the heat and let the Indian rice pudding cool down for a few minutes. Add additional toppings, if desired, and serve or store for later.

Notes

To save the rice pudding for later, cool it down completely before storing it in an air-tight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serve either warm or cold. To reheat the rice pudding, warm it in a small saucepan on medium-low heat, stirring frequently.

Keywords: indian rice pudding, kheer recipe

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