Red Rice Kheer

When cooking kheer, red rice is an excellent substitute for white rice. Its stunning scarlet hue and distinct nutty flavor elevate the experience by several notches.

 

Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins   Serves: 3

Calories: 1540 kcal   Fats: 85g   Carbs: 201g   Protein: 56g   Fiber: 11g

Perfect For: Desert

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup red rice
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 8 pieces cashew nuts (2 piece slit)
  • 6 pieces almonds
  • 10 pieces raisins 
  • 1 tsp refined oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 cups water

Let’s get cooking: 

  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside
  2. Bring the rice to boil with 5 cups of water and cook the rice till it gets soft
  3. Dry roast the cashew and almond. Chop into chunks and set aside
  4. In a pan add the mashed rice. Then add coconut milk along with cardamom powder and mix well till combined. Do so on a medium flame
  5. Add jaggery powder and stir to melt. Add the raisins and simmer for a few minutes. Before mixing, fold in the toasted nuts (save some for garnish)
  6. Once the kheer thickens, check sweetness and take it off the flame
  7. Sprinkle with a few toasted nuts and serve

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