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Medium: 11.4Fat

Medium: 5.63Saturated Fat

High: 49.8Sugar

Medium: 0.36Salt


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We do not recommended this recipe as a healthy choice. The recipe for this traditional dish was obtained from A Taste of our Cooking, and many households continue to cook it this way. There may be room for improvement — consider alternate recipes that may be available for this dish.


Serves: 6


0.5 cup rice
1 tsp butter
2 pints whole milk
0.5 tin condensed sweetened milk
0.5 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp almonds and pistachios, coarsely ground


This recipe had been sourced from A Taste of our Cooking

Healthy Hints

No-one needs a dietitian to tell them that this kheer isn’t for you if you’re watching your weight! Best saved for special occasions. But you could try making a healthier version – choose skimmed milk, a little honey and dried fruit for sweetening. It's also delicious with grated carrots added during cooking.

Cooking Guide

1. Rub rice with a dab of butter.

2. Boil the rice in 2 cups of water, and mash.

3. Leave aside 2 tablespoons of milk and add the sweetened milk, rice mixture, saffron and nutmeg to the remaining milk and cook over a low heat, stirring.

4. In a separate saucepan caramelise 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir in 2 tablespoons of milk and add to the kheer (taste for sweetness).

5. Serve warm or cold, decorated with coarsely ground almonds and pistachios.


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