Monday, December 26, 2011

Kheer - Indian Rice Pudding

If you have a few simple ingredients and a slow cooker - I have a wonderfully simple and decadent dessert for you to try!

Kheer is much more than just "Indian Rice Pudding". Its is creamy, dreamy, rich, flavorful, exotic and familiar all at the same time.

Using a slow cooker is a wonderful way to turn a few simple ingredients into this decadent. rich dessert just in time for dinner.

Heres what you'll need:

Basmati Rice (1/2 cup)
(3 cups +/- based on your desired consistency)
Sugar (1/2 cup or to taste)
Almonds, Slivered (optional)
Cardamom Powder (to taste)

1. Wash and drain rice
2. Add all of the above ingredients into slow cooker.
3. Set on High and after  30-60 minutes check back to make sure rice is not clumping together. If it is, just give it a quick stir.
4. Continue to set on high and check in intermittently (every hour or so) to check on the consistency. If too thick add more milk, stir and place back on high.
5. After about 4 hours, the rice should be very soft and have absorbed most of the milk and sugar turning the mixture into a thick pudding consistency. Again, feel free to add more milk at this point if desired.
6. Garnish with more almonds and serve.

dangerously delicious!


  1. delicious looking rice pudding
    happy holidays to you and family

  2. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

  3. I bet this will capture the hearts of my friends...I love Indian Rice pudding. and I thought this type of dish, uses coconut milk. This is a must try! Thanks for the post!

  4. Would this work with almond or soy milk?

  5. @ Leah - What a good question! I havent tried almond or soy milk personally, but a quick google search revealed some good recipes. Let me know how it turns out!

  6. Wow, this is a lovely recipe! I am just getting over a cold and am looking for warm desserts, this sounds like a great option. I've had rice puddings many times before, and I love the idea of adding cardammom. Thanks for a great idea, Jasmol, and Happy Holidays!

  7. Un exquisito arroz que me trae muchos recuerdos de infancia,acá se adorna con canela en polvo,su versión es muy hermosa,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  8. basmati? isn't a short or medium grain rice better?

  9. Indian rice pudding is made with basmati, which is VERY long grained and a little fragrant. Certainly you can use a shorter grained rice but you'll be farther from the authentic, unique and delicious experience that is *Indian* rice pudding.

    Thank you for this recipe, it never occurred to me to try and make kheer in the slow cooker! Wonderful.

  10. i love rice pudding but have never cooked it in a slow-cooker.
    Yours looks great!