Kheer Rice Pudding

8 4-oz. servings

Sliced almonds, caramom, raisins perk up this classic rice pudding recipe.


8 oz. short-grain rice
1 cup water
3 cups milk
1/8 tsp. salt
10 oz. sugar
3 oz. raisins or currants
1 1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 1/4 oz. sliced almonds
1/4 oz. sliced almonds


1. Wash rice until water is clear. Add water and let rest 30 mins.

2. Bring rice to a simmer and cook, stirring, until all water is absorbed. Add milk and salt,

reduce heat to very low, cover and steam 1 hour. Add milk and salt, reduce heat to very low, cover and steam 1 hour.

3. Whip to creamy consistency. Stir in sugar and raisins or currants. Stir in cardamom and 1 1⁄4 oz. of almonds. Garnish with rest of almonds.

Recipe by University of Texas, Austin

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