Cuisine: Indian
Cooking time: 30min to 1 hour
Preparation Time: Under 15 minutes
Serves: 2 people


  • Milk 4-5 cups
  • Cardamom seeds (crushed) 2-3
  • Almonds (blanched silvered) 2 tbsp
  • Skinned pistachio nuts (chopped) 1 tbsp
  • Raisins (optional) 1 tbsp
  • Sugar 2-3 tbsp or as desired
  • A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk
  • Long grain rice (washed and drained) 1/4th cup


  • Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up.
  • Add almonds, pistachio, saffron and raisins and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Remove the rice kheer from heat and serve either warm or chilled.