Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe

Homemade Kheer

Serves 4

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

1/4 cup white rice, rinsed and soaked for 15 minutes

4 cups whole milk

1/4 tsp. whole green cardamom, freshly ground

3-4 strands saffron

Rock sugar (mishri) or raw sugar to taste



1. Take milk in a medium pot and bring it to a boil.

2. Add the rice to the simmering milk and cook it at low-heat until rice is tender and milk is reduced to about half. Stir often to prevent the milk from burning.

3. Once the rice is cooked, add freshly ground cardamom powder, saffron and sugar. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes. Transfer it to individual serving bowls and enjoy it warm.


Ayurvedic Tip

Avoid eating rice pudding right after meals since milk and milk products should not be mixed or eaten with pulses, meat, sour fruits, melons, fish, banana, yogurt and salt.


Recipe shared by Preeti Gupta


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Preeti Gupta

About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a certified Ayurveda Consultant practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine and looks forward to being a part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!