Almond Kheer (Rice Pudding)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
  • ¾ cup basmati rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • ½- 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almonds and cashew nuts chopped (you can use one of the other)
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • ¾ tsp cardamom powder (seeds from about 10 pods, crushed)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  1. Heat the rice and the water until they come to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed by the rice.
  2. Add to this the almond milk, vanilla, and ½ to ¾ cups of sugar, depending on how sweet you want it to be.
  3. Let the kheer simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened. Let it remain a little fluid because it will thicken as it stands.
  4. Heat the oil in a small skillet.
  5. Add the nuts and stir until lightly browned. Add the raisins and cardamom powder and stir for about a minute.
  6. Pour over the kheer.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Tip: This kheer tastes great warm, but I love it most chilled
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