Rice Kheer is a popular rice pudding dessert made in most Indian and Pakistani homes. The beauty of Kheer is that it just requires a few basic pantry staples such as rice, milk and sugar and some dry fruits, yet it tastes so rich and delicious. It’s perfect for festivities such as Eid and Diwali.
So I’m back with another delicious Pakistani dessert, Kheer, which is pretty much made in all homes in Pakistan and India.
I’ve got a lot of memories attached to this Kheer recipe, as my mother has made it like this for years. Kheer is one of my favorite desserts (and that’s saying something cos I LOVE everything sweet), and it’s quite a delicious dessert.
Every Eid or some fancy dinner, my mom would make this Kheer, and I’d look forward to having it all day! 😉
It’s a super easy recipe and requires just a handful of pantry ingredients, so I bet you can make it right now.
So What is Rice Kheer?
Rice Kheer is an Indian rice pudding, that’s made with milk, rice, cardamom, sugar and nuts.
It’s a slow cooked pudding, and is usually made with basmati rice.
It’s commonly made on Eid in Pakistan. Looking for more Eid desserts? Don’t forget to check out this recipe for Seviyan Kheer. SO yummy! 🙂
Which Rice is Best for Kheer?
Normally, basmati rice is used to make Rice Kheer, but you maybe use other varieties of rice such as Jasmine rice.
Can Rice Kheer be made with Leftover or Cooked Rice?
Ideally kheer is made with uncooked basmati rice, but you may use cooked rice as well. Replace the 1/4 cup uncooked rice with cooked rice in the recipe.
How Do You Make Rice Kheer?
You start by soaking the rice in water for about 15 minutes or so.
Then the soaked rice is cooked in milk on medium heat, until the kheer is thickened.
Add the sugar and continue to cook the kheer, stirring frequently, so as to avoid the milk scalding on the bottom of the pot.
Add the nuts and cardamom powder and cook for a few more minutes.
Pour the kheer into a serving dish, garnish with nuts and let come completely to room temperature before transferring to the fridge.
Rice Kheer is served best cold.
Note: For full list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe card.
How Long Does Kheer Last in the Fridge?
Rice Kheer can be stored in an airtight container up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
I do hope you try this simple and delicious Rice Kheer Recipe.
- 4 cups or 1 litre milk
- 1/4 cup basmati rice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup Nuts (I used almonds and pistachios)
- Soak the rice in water for about 15 minutes or so. Drain the water and set aside the rice.
- In a large heavy bottomed pot, bring the milk to a boil.
- Add the rice, and cook on medium heat until the rice is fully cooked and beginning to break down and become mushy.
- Now add the sugar and continue cooking until the kheer becomes thick, frequently stirring in between as to prevent the kheer sticking to the bottom of the pot.
- Add cardamom powder and the nuts. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Cook until the kheer is thick, but still has a runny consistency as the kheer will thicken upon cooling.
- Garnish the kheer with more nuts. Kheer is best served cool.