Rice Kheer Recipe

Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer is a popular rice pudding dessert made in most Indian and Pakistani homes. It just requires a few basic pantry staples such as rice, milk and sugar and some dry fruits.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani, Pakistani/Indian
Keyword kheer, kheer recipe, rice kheer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5
Calories 228kcal


  • 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.