Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer is a milk-based Punjabi dessert that is creamy and delicately flavored with spices and the fragrance of rice.  This very popular dish is served at religious functions, weddings and other festive events. The garnish of edible silver leaves and pistachios make it look like a dish fit for an Indian king. It may be eaten hot or cold.
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup rice (roughly 80% Basmati and 20% Arborio blend)
  • ¼ cup & 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp Jaswant’s Kitchen Chai Masala
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 5 pistachios (for garnish)
  • 1-2 sheets silver leaf (optional for garnish)

In a deep microwave safe bowl, heat the milk on high setting for 15 minutes. Wash rice and add to the hot milk stirring slowly. Return bowl to the microwave and cover partially. Cook on low setting for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Stir the contents every 20 minutes. This will break up the film that forms at the top of the dish. Once 1 hour and 10 minutes have elapsed the kheer should be creamy. If the consistency is not creamy use a hand blender and pulse for a few seconds to break up rice. Add sugar, almonds and Jaswant’s Kitchen Chai Masala and stir.

Pour into a serving bowl. If using silver leaf, apply now. Garnish with pistachios.

Makes 4-5 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 1h 25 min

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