Rice kheer

Rice kheer or payasam is a dessert made out of rice, milk and a choice of favourite nuts. It's rich in calcium and carbohydrates, well this can be a baby food too. I learnt this dish while looking for baby food recipes. It's an easy and quick process. Let's see the ingredient we need for making the rice kheer.




Ingredients:

1/4 cup basmati rice
5 cups of milk
6 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds
1 tsp cardamom

Steps:

1. Wash the rice in running cold water and soak it for 15 minutes.

2. In a heavy bottomed pan, pour 4.5 cups of milk and add rice to it. Let it boil on medium flame for 20 minutes with a lid on. Check in between and stir so that the rice does not get stuck to the bottom of the pan.



3. By this time, rice could have half cooked.



4. In a mixer, add cashews, almonds and half a cup of milk.



5.Blend well to a smooth mixture.


6.Add the ground cashew/almond mixture to the boiling milk pan.


7. Add sugar, stir well. Let it boil on medium to low flame for another 15 minutes. While the milk-rice mixture is boiling, keep scraping the sides of the pan and add it to the boiling milk. This thickens the kheer.


8. After 15 minutes, check the consistency. If it is too thin, then boil it for another 5 minutes on medium-high flame. Add cardamom powder. Switch off the flame.



9. Serve the rice kheer cool or hot, topped with sliced almonds. You will love the taste.



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