Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Long grain rice cooked in milk with some sugar and nuts.

It’s that time of the year again, a time to let loose and enjoy the family get together’ s, spread a lot of sweetness by Making and having awesome sweets😉…

I just love the spirits during festivals. There is so much of positive vibes around,when everyone get together and enjoy the family time, making different meals and sharing love…

Rice pudding or kheer is a delicacy in India which is a must during any festival or celebrations. While the dish is most often made with rice, it can be made with other ingredients like sago, vermicelli, and quinoa.

It has a different name in every part in India. In north india its called kheer, southern part of India payasam, east India its called Payas or payoxh… Well though many name it always tastes awesome….

Just from the health point of view I made the kheer in 2 % milk, but you can also make it in whole milk or any milk of your choice. If you are really health conscious then you can skip on white sugar too and add stevia instead.


Rice Pudding (kheer)

Prep time 30 mins

Cooking time 30 mins

Yields 3 to 4 servings


Long grain rice or basmati rice 1/3 cup

Full fat milk 2 1/2 cups

Sugar 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Saffron few strands

Almonds 1/2 tbsp chopped

Cashew nuts 1/2 tbsp chopped

Raisins 1/2 tbsp


  • Wash the long grain rice under running cold water until the water runs clear. Soak them in enough water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Discard the water after the soaking time.
  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan, turn the heat on medium.
  • Let the milk come to a boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the rice.
  • Stir well and let it simmer on low heat for around 20 to 25 minutes, or till the rice is cooked. Keep stirring every 5 mins and make sure that the rice or milk does not stick to the pan.
  • Check by pinching the rice, it should mash easily.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder, saffron strands, almonds, cashews and raisins.
  • Mix well. Let it simmer for 6 to 7 minutes till it gets thick.
  • You can either serve it warm, or chill it in the refrigerator for 6 hours. If planning to serve it chilled then reduce the simmering time after adding sugar and keep the consistency thin.
  • Enjoy!!

Nutrient value per serving

Calories 202

Carbs 25.6 gms

Proteins 7.4 gms

Fat 7.6 gms

Weight watchers points 9

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