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Almond Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 3/4 cup basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almonds and cashew nuts chopped (you can use one of the other)
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder (seeds from about 10 pods, crushed)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • 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.
  • Add to this the almond milk, vanilla, and 1/2 to 3/4 cups of sugar, depending on how sweet you want it to be.
  • 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.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet.
  • Add the nuts and stir until lightly browned. Add the raisins and cardamom powder and stir for about a minute.
  • Pour over the kheer.
  • Enjoy!
  • Tip: This kheer tastes great warm, but I love it most chilled