Rice Kheer | Annam payasam ~ Festival Foods

>>  Monday, June 18, 2012

For today's special Festival food it's again a Payasam. This is almost like the Kesar di Kheer that I had already posted. That was a rich rice pudding made with rice, milk and condensed milk. Today's payasam or Kheer is a milder, simple yet delicious rice kheer. We normally make this for a quick prasadam during festival time. 

We make this payasam during festivals like Navaratri, other smaller festivals. Amma had made this on Akshaya Tritiya, and it really made the day very special.

The weekend passed away quickly, and we started yet another week of school and work. 

Rice Kheer
Rice Kheer
Payasams are wonderful, as long as I remember amma used to make different varieties of payasams every Saturday. Special ones get made during festival times. Surprisingly my kids don't like sweets much and that's one reason why I don't make much sweets. Else I end up being the sole person to eat all that.

Rice Payasam

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 2 Cups
Cashews and Raisins - handful
Ghee for roasting
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder a pinch

How to make the Rice Payasam.

Wash and cook the rice, keep it aside.

Boil the milk and add the sugar.

Once it melts, add the cooked rice and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Roast the nuts in a pan. Once the pressure falls, add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder

Serve hot.

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Pavani June 18, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

Pressure cooking for 1 whistle is a great tip. Will try soon, but like you I'll be the only one eating it :-)

Usha June 18, 2012 at 7:35 AM  

Simple yet delicious rice payasam

The Pumpkin Farm June 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM  

ohhh...thats sad, that you dont have much company with regular sweets...we sacrifice so many dishes that we like becoz there is no majority to eat it at home...:)...even that feels good some how...this is a nice and simple recipe for people like me who are not pros in payasams

Chef Mireille June 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM  

I love all rice puddings - perfect comfort food

Kavitha Bhargav June 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

wow... look at the spread. I wish to be your guest :)

Jayanthi June 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM  

Same here Valli, even my kids don't like sweets much and I end up having most of the sweets I make so I rarely make them. The payasam is my favorite...awesome.

Priya June 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM  

Even i do prepare them in pressure cooker,thats makes life easier na..Delicious kheer.

Gayathri Kumar June 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM  

I am yet to try paayasam with rice. This looks so nice...

Cool Lassi(e) June 18, 2012 at 4:12 PM  

Rice Kheer looks great! In my family we all seem to have a sweet tooth! He He..

rajani June 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

I am the one who finishes off all the sweets in my place :D. Its surprising how your kids are not interested in sweets (excepting chocolate, of course!)

vaishali sabnani June 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM  

Never tried making in a pressure cooker..seems simple and delicious!

rekhas kitchen June 18, 2012 at 9:02 PM  

Traditional recipe mouthwatering Valli

DivyaGCP June 19, 2012 at 4:08 AM  

Rice kheer looks so delicious. Love all the traditional recipes like this.

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi June 19, 2012 at 7:33 AM  

Good one. I used to boil milk in a pressure cooker to avoid overflowing of the milk ..

Vardhini June 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

Colorful platter and kheer looks inviting Valli.

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Prabha Mani June 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM  

Rice kheer..looks yum yum.Will be wonderful combo with vada..mmm :)

Suma Gandlur June 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM  

Rice kheer is like the ultimate one.

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