Rice Kheer Recipe

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Rice kheer is an amazing Indian pudding dish made with very few ingredients. It is simply a delicious, creamy and rich sweet dish made with rice, milk, sugar, and a few dry fruits with the flavour of cardamom and saffron.

This rice kheer is a perfect sweet dish which you can have any time.

In this post, I will show you how to make a rice kheer recipe with video and step by step photos.

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rice kheer recipe

You can have it warm or chilled. I prefer to have it in both ways. First, I have it warm and then I store leftover kheer in the fridge. And have it chilled later.

You can make seviyan kheer (vermicelli kheer) also. It also tastes delicious.

We make rice kheer or aate ka halwa at almost every festival. Read my moong dal hawla recipe post.

Rice Kheer Ingredients

Very few ingredients are required for making rice kheer. All the ingredients are available at home every time.

Basmati rice: I recommend good quality basmati rice for kheer.

Milk: Always use full cream milk for creamy, rich texture.

Sugar: Sugar required as per taste.

Dry fruits: Cardamom (elaichi), pistachio (pista), raisins (kishmish), almonds (badam) etc. required.

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Rice Kheer Recipe | How to make rice kheer

Rice kheer is very popular sweet dish in India. This is made with rice, milk, sugar, dry fruits etc. It is easy to make and every one loves it.
Course Sweet Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword how to make rice kheer, rice kheer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 liter milk
  • ½ bow rice
  • 1 bowl sugar
  • Elaichi powder
  • badam
  • pista
  • raisins


  • boil the milk on gas and simmer the gas.
  • Add rice in the milk and mix it well.
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes and add cardamom powder and dry fruits in it. And mix it well.
  • Now stir it well every after 2-3 minutes.
  • Onec the milk is reduced to half then add sugar in it.
  • Turn off the gas after 3-4 minutes.
  • Cover it with plate and wait for 5-7 minutes.
  • Rice kheer is ready, garnish it with dry fruits and serve it.


Tips for adding flavour

  1. You can add a few strings of saffron.
  2. You may add rose water to increase the flavour.
  3. You can add chironji to add a nutty flavour to it.


How do you thicken kheer?

I simply thicken the milk in the half to make thick kheer. Or you can add condensed milk to it. I prefer thickening the milk instead of condensed milk.

Which type of rice is good for kheer?

Basmati rice is good for the kheer. But, you can use any type of rice in kheer. I prefer basmati rice.

Should I soak rice overnight?

There is no need for soaking rice overnight. If you are not soaking rice then put rice in milk after one boil. It will cook within a few minutes.

What do we say kheer in English?

Rice pudding is the English name of rice kheer.

How long does kheer last in fridge?

You can store kheer in the fridge for 1 or 2 days. But I consume kheer within 1 day. It is not advisable to store milk products for more than 2 days in the fridge.

Does kheer thicken in fridge?

Yes, if you store kheer in the fridge it will continue to thicken.

What causes the thickening of rice kheer?

If you put too much rice or reduced too much milk then the kheer thickens. If your rice kheer thickens, you can add more milk to make the right consistency.

Are rice pudding and rice kheer the same?

Yes, both of them are the same. In India, we call it rice kheer. Whereas outside India they call it rice pudding All the ingredients are the same in the dish.

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