have never made KHEER before and this time for the indian festival of RAKSHA BANDHAN i decided to make a few desserts instead of just one. So i made the chocolate cake (that collpased!!) and then i also made this indian rice pudding which we call KHEER. I wanted to make it different and give it my own touch..and also my own texture. I added ingredients which usually arent there in the typical KHEER. like white chocolate and oats!!!.there already is one recipe of that called PAYASAM… so now you have a choice!!! How wonderful is that????
1 litre semi skimmed milk
250 grams of white chocolate bar
1/2 cup of rice (washed)
2 heaped tablespoon of oats
1 pinch of NITU DIDI pure spanish saffron
1/2 teaspoon of NITU DIDI ground cardamom powder
1 teaspoon of rose essence
1/2 cup of sliced pistachos
In a thick bottomed saucepan put the milk to boil for at least 10 minutes taking care it does not burn. Then you add the saffron, and the rice and the oats. Keep on cooking for about 30 minutes stirring constantly. The milk will get thick and the rice will cook. When you see the rice has cooked and the whole mixture is thick add the white chocolate and let it melt and take it off the heat. Cool it and then add the chopped nuts, the ground cardamom and the rose essence. Refrigerate and then eat it!!! I like my KHEER a little thick so i can have it with a spoon…if you like it a bit runny you can skip the 1st step of boiling it for 10 minutes.
TIP: To make this richer…you can add whole milk…and when its done and cooled you can add some cream. If you dont want it sweetened with white chocolate you can add sugar to taste or condensed milk. The oats give it a real nice texture and its healthy too!!!

TIP FOR DIABETICS: just omit the white chocolate and use a sweetener to sweeten your kheer!!!

LOW CALORIE KHEER????? why not!!! use skimmed milk, sweetener, omit the rice and just add the oats….

To buy Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron

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  1. harshi says:

    here is a nice butter almond taste to the kheer

    take a chunk of butter and heat it up to a slight boil .. add a hand full of sliced almonds… simmer the almonds for a few min till they turn a lil darker, and then pour that butter on top like a tarka style… it sizzles and gives the kheer a butter almond taste. amazing zing!! make sure not to do too long or they turn too red n taste burned ..

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