rice kheer recipe

Kheer Recipe (Chawal ki 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
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 228kcal


  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/8 cup rice I used basmati rice
  • 200 grams 190 ml evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup slivered pistachios or your choice of dry fruits


  • Add milk and rice to a heavy based pot (I used a dutch oven pot) and bring to a boil.
  • Once the milk and rice have come to a boil, lower the heat to low and cook for about one hour and fifteen minutes. Be sure to keep the heat very low while cooking the kheer, to avoid the milk scalding on the bottom of the pot. Keep stirring every few minutes during this time.
  • Once the milk has reduced quite a bit (refer to pictures above) add the evaporated milk and cook for a few minutes while stirring.
  • Now add the sugar. Cook for a minute or two and add the pistachios. Now cook for 5 minutes or so, while stirring until the kheer has thickened to your liking. The kheer will also thicken further while cooling down.
  • Transfer the kheer to a serving dish, and let it cool at room temperature until it is completely. I usually let my kheer cool completely for about 2 hours or so.
  • Now cover the kheer with plastic wrap or foil, and place in fridge to cool for a few hours.