This time of year our tables are loaded with heavy sugary delicious desserts don't get me wrong I LOVE these desserts. I can't get enough of these! Well okay I can. While these things are fantastic they can get to be a little much. So after dinner tonight I decided that we wanted dessert. What is Sunday dinner without a little dessert? Are you counting how many times I say dessert in this post? Sorry I digress :). I wanted something light and easy. So here it is Kheer. We first tried/made Kheer last October when our friend Kumaravel was here. It is an Indian dessert. It is low fat and has very little sugar but just the right amount of sweet to kill the cravings. So without further ado....
4 cups milk (whole milk will make it creamier but will add some fat)
1/2 cup rice basmati is recommended but you can use any med/long grain
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt
small squirt of vanilla
1/4 cup chopped or slivered almonds (one recipe suggested pistachios YUMMY)
Pour milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg,and salt in a medium sauce pan. Over medium heat stirring frequently till just below boiling. Reduce the heat and add rice. Continue cooking for about 20 minutes until rice is tender and the milk will thicken a little. Add chopped nuts and raisins, and cook for 3-5 more minutes. Ladle them into bowls and serve. You can also refrigerate it and serve it cold.
A simple easy flavorful dessert. My kids really like it and so do I. It is a dessert I don't feel guilty about having seconds and thirds :)
Sorry there are no pictures. One I for got to take a picture before my family inhaled it and second I still cant find the usp chord to the camera :(