Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indian Rice Pudding

Rice pudding ingredients:-

1 cup Basmati rice
1 cup condensed milk/or milkmaid - 1 tin 2 quarts fresh,
Whole milk 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar
Chopped nuts(almonds, cashewnuts)
Cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron
Cocconut dust.

Rice pudding preparation Method:-

Wash rice. Heat the milk in a open pan.When the milk comes to a boil add the rice. Boil the rice in the milk on a medium fire until the rice is completely done. Add condensed milk and cook for another some min., stirring continuously, until the kheer reaches a desired consistency. When it seems fully cooked, add the sugar, cocconut dust and stir till the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Remove from fire. Serve garnished with chopped nuts, cardamom powder and saffron. It is delicious both ways, so rice pudding can be served hot as well as served chilled.

Rice pudding recipe Occasion:-

Serve with Indian bread as part of the main meal or eat as a dessert.
Rice pudding nutritious value:-
Moderate. Highly nutritious owing to milk content.
Preparation time:-
1 1/2Hr

Another Version of Rice Pudding
1 cup cooked long grain or basmati rice
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 cup
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 ounces golden raisins, approximately 1/3 cup
1 1/2 ounces chopped unsalted pistachios, approximately 1/3 cup

In a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat, combine the cooked rice and milk. Heat until the mixture begins to boil. Decrease the heat to low and cook at a simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring frequently, approximately 5 minutes.
Increase the heat to medium, add the heavy cream, coconut milk, sugar, and cardamom and continue to cook until the mixture just begins to thicken again, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Use a whisk to help prevent the cardamom from clumping. Once the mixture just begins to thicken, remove from the heat and stir in the raisins and pistachios. Transfer the mixture to individual serving dishes or a glass bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings