Brown Rice Kheer Recipe. Vegan Rice Pudding. Indian Kheer for Diwali festival. Brown Rice simmered in almond cashew milk with cardamom, roasted nuts and currants or raisins. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Jump to Recipe
Kheer is one of the favorite desserts in the festive season. It is easy, delicious with a dash cardamom or saffron and simmered for a long time till the rice is soft and almost dissolving into the milk. One of my aunts makes amazing kheer with soft rice that has soaked up all the milk and flavor, which would be slow cooked, chilled and served. I know rice pudding can be a like or dislike dish depending on memories and flavors. But for me memories around kheer are about all the extended family getting together, celebrating festivals and enjoying thick and fresh Indian Rice Pudding.
More Indian Sweets to make this Diwali
- 15 minute Toasted Coconut Ladoo
- Besan Burfi (chickpea flour fudge bars),
- Kaju Katli (cashew fudge),
- Mango ladoo,
- dairy-free Gulab jamun (doughnut holes),
- Besan Halwa (chickpea flour spoon fudge) or Carrot Halwa
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Brown Rice Kheer Recipe. Vegan Rice Pudding
- 1/2 cup (95 g) brown basmati rice soaked for 15 mins, then drained
- 2.5 to 3 cups (625 ml) almond milk
- 3 to 4 tbsp raw cashews
- seeds of 2 pods of cardamom
- a good pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup (50 g) raw sugar
- 2 to 3 tbsp chopped raw nuts like cashews pistachios
- 2 to 3 tbsp currants or raisins
- Combime brown rice with 1.5 cups water and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. If using white basmati rice, cook for 11 minutes or until al dente.
- Blend almond milk with the cashews until smooth. Add a splash of water to the simmering rice to bring the temperature down. Then add the blended milk to the rice. Add sugar, salt, cardamom seeds and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
- In another skillet, toast the nuts in 1/2 tsp oil or on a dry skillet until golden. Add the currants and cook for a minute. Add the nuts and currants to the simmering kheer.
- Taste and adjust sweet if needed. Continue to simmer until the brown rice is tender to preference and thickened to preference. 10 to 20 mins
- Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with almond slivers or pistachio slivers.