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15 Delicious Rice Kheer Recipes You Must Try

15 Delicious Rice Kheer Recipes You Must Try February 15, 2018

Have you ever tried rice kheer? Do you often feel the need to know of some unusual but delicious rice kheer recipes that you can surprise your family with? Sometimes we are so used to eating the same dish again and again, that seldom do we think of preparing it in a different way.

What if you come across a number of different and scrumptious rice kheer recipes, all in one place? It would be great, right? That is what you will find in this post! Read ahead!

1. Rice Kheer With Condensed Milk:

This yummy kheer recipe with cooked rice does not need a lot of time and can be served in a jiffy. So, if you are running short of time, and need to serve a mouthwatering dessert, try this recipe!


  • Cooked Rice
  • Milk
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sugar
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Chopped Cashew nuts
  • Chopped Almonds
  • Ghee

How To Make:

  1. First, heat up ghee in a deep pan.
  2. Roast the almonds and cashew nuts lightly and keep them aside. We will need them later.
  3. Pour condensed milk, cooked rice, sugar, and milk in a pan.
  4. Keep stirring and wait till the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the ghee and nutmeg powder to the mixture.
  6. Once the kheer is ready, allow it to cool.
  7. Garnish with fried and chopped nuts before serving.

2. Quick Rice Kheer Recipe:

If you thought preparing rice kheer was a time consuming affair, you were mistaken. This rice kheer recipe does not require you to hover around the kitchen endlessly.


  1. Full fat milk
  2. Condensed milk
  3. Cooked rice
  4. Cardamom (elaichi) powder
  5. Nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

How To Make:

  1. Heat the milk in a deep kadai.
  2. Add the rice and keep stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in cardamom powder and condensed milk.
  4. Heat it for a few minutes and add nutmeg powder.
  5. When the kheer thickens, put the flame off.
  6. Before serving, garnish with cardamom powder.

[ Read: Healthy Brown Rice Recipes ]

3. Coconut Kheer:

Coconut is widely used in making milk based desserts. You can also use it to make yummy rice kheer. This recipe of rice kheer has a unique taste and flavor that is sure to be a hit.


  • Grated coconut
  • 1 liter milk
  • Cashew nuts
  • Ghee
  • Raisins
  • Elaichi
  • Sugar
  • Chopped almond

How To Make:

  1. Pour milk in a deep pan and turn on the flame.
  2. Pour some ghee in a pan and fry the grated coconut lightly.
  3. Once the milk starts boiling, pour in the fried coconut slowly.
  4. Stir the milk and add raisins and cashew nuts.
  5. Before turning off the flame, add sugar and elaichi.
  6. You can garnish the kheer with chopped almonds.

4. Shahi Dry Fruit Kheer:

Here comes an all time favorite Muslim rice kheer recipe. Shahi means royal and this rice kheer recipe sure is fit for the kings! And your family and friends are no less than royalty, right?


  • Rice
  • Full cream milk
  • Sugar
  • Dried dates
  • Nutmeg powder
  • Cardamom powder
  • Saffron
  • Raisins

How To Make:

  1. Soak the rice in water for a couple of hours. Then let it dry.
  2. Grind the rice using a mixer.
  3. Heat some ghee in a pan and roast the rice lightly.
  4. Pour milk into the pan.
  5. Boil for 10 minutes and add sugar, saffron, dates, and raisins.
  6. The kheer will thicken after some time.
  7. Before putting off the flame, mix nutmeg and cardamom powder.

5. Kesar Di Kheer:

This is one recipe that will surely attract the attention of your neighbors as well! The aroma of kesar takes this kheer recipe to another level.


  • Basmati rice
  • Condensed milk
  • Milk
  • Cardamom powder
  • Saffron
  • Sugar
  • Cashew nuts
  • Ghee
  • Raisins

How To Make:

  1. At first, soak and wash the rice well.
  2. Boil the milk in a deep pan.
  3. Roast the nuts in a separate pan.
  4. Then roast the rice for a while in ghee.
  5. Now, pour in roasted rice in milk and simmer for some time.
  6. Add sugar and simmer for 30 minutes. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
  7. Now add cardamom powder, saffron, and condensed milk.
  8. After adding roasted nuts, simmer for another 5 minutes.

6. Elaichi Rice Kheer:

This rice kheer tastes and smells awesome. When it comes to aroma, it is second only to saffron rice kheer!


  • Washed, uncooked rice
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Rose Water
  • Cardamom Powder

How To Make:

  1. Add rice and milk to a pot.
  2. Put the pot on the stove and keep stirring.
  3. It will take around 25 minutes or so for the mixture to thicken.
  4. Once it is thick, pour in all other ingredients into the mixture.
  5. Make sure the cardamom powder gets dissolved completely, without leaving any lumps.
  6. This can be served cold or warm.

7. Low Fat Rice Kheer:

If you think eating kheer will add to your waistline, you thought right! But you can eat kheer that won’t load up your body with calories! And this recipe is what that is!


  • Low fat milk
  • Basmati rice
  • Sweetener
  • Raw chopped almonds and cashews
  • Ghee

How To Make:

  1. Wash the nuts and keep them aside.
  2. Mix sugar, milk and rice in a pot and heat on high flame.
  3. When the mixture thickens, stir the kheer.
  4. Fry the nuts in ghee and toss them on top of the kheer as garnish.

8. Carrot Rice Kheer:

Using carrot in rice kheer lends the dish a unique flavor and taste. The best part is that it can be prepared without much labor and time.


  • Broken rice
  • Grated carrots
  • Condensed milk
  • Fresh milk
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom powder

How To Make:

  1. The first step is to heat up the fresh milk.
  2. Then add the rice to it. Let it boil for some time.
  3. Now add the chopped carrots. Keep on stirring.
  4. Before putting off the flame, add all other ingredients and stir well.

9. Almond Rice Kheer:

Almonds are nutritious and taste awesome too. When you add them to rice kheer, the resulting flavor is simply fantastic.


  • Whole milk
  • Washed and soaked rice
  • Sugar
  • Chopped almonds
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Crushed cardamoms
  • Crushed saffron

How To Make:

  1. Keep some chopped nuts stored for garnishing.
  2. Boil water in a large bowl and then add the soaked rice.
  3. Once the water evaporates, add milk.
  4. Add sugar and stir till rice is fully tender.
  5. Then add saffron, cardamom, and chopped nuts.
  6. You can serve it warm or chilled.

10. Rice Kheer With Jaggery:

Kheer made with jaggery has a brownish hue and an unique taste. It will definitely be a hit among your family.


  • Full fat milk
  • Rice
  • Green cardamom powder
  • Ghee
  • Crushed palm jaggery
  • Chopped dry fruits

How To Make:

  1. Boil the milk in a large pan.
  2. Wash the rice and then drain the extra water.
  3. Pour some ghee and fry the rice for a few minutes on low heat.
  4. Once the milk comes to a boil, add the rice to it.
  5. Stir well and add the cardamom powder to it.
  6. Now mix the crushed jaggery and ensure it blends well.
  7. Serve the kheer with raisins and cashews sprinkled on top.

11. Microwave Rice Kheer:

For centuries, kheer has been prepared using traditional cooking utensils and flame. However, there is no reason to think it cannot be made using a microwave oven. Microwave rice ghee tastes as delicious as traditionally prepared kheer.


  • Long grained rice
  • Condensed milk
  • Corn flour
  • Cardamom powder
  • Saffron
  • Sugar
  • Milk

How To Make:

  1. Start with washing the rice and draining the extra water.
  2. Boil the rice with water in microwave for 8 minutes.
  3. Then keep it aside.
  4. Now, add the milk and again microwave for 10 minutes.
  5. Now add sugar as well as condensed milk and microwave for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the corn flour, saffron and cardamom powder. Mix everything well.
  7. Microwave one more time and serve warm.

12. Mango Rice Kheer:

Mango, a seasonal fruit popular in Asian countries, is used to make many dishes and desserts. However, when it is used to make rice kheer, the flavor is awesome.


  • Basmati rice
  • Mango pulp
  • Milk
  • Raisins
  • Condensed milk
  • Crushed cardamom
  • Blanched almonds

How To Make:

  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for an hour.
  2. Make a puree with mango pulp using blender.
  3. Heat milk in a deep bowl.
  4. Then add the soaked rice. Boil till it gets tender.
  5. When it forms a thick texture, add condensed milk and raisins.
  6. Add the crushed cardamom and put off the flame.
  7. Finally mix the mango pulp and mix well.
  8. You may use almond to garnish the kheer before serving it.

13. Sugar-Free Kheer:

This rice kheer variant is ideal for the health conscious lot. Even diabetics can enjoy it!


  • Milk
  • Dry and chopped fruits
  • Artificial sweetener
  • Long grain rice

How To Make:

  1. Boil the milk and add rice to it.
  2. Keep stirring and lower the flame.
  3. Wait till the texture becomes thickened.
  4. Add the chopped dry fruit pieces and simmer for another few minutes.
  5. At last, pour in the artificial sweetener. The kheer should be ready in a few minutes.

[ Read: Delicious Pudina Rice Recipes ]

14. Rice And Fruit Kheer With Custard:

This is one yummy and aromatic rice kheer you can make on special occasions.


  • Soaked Basmati rice
  • Red grapes
  • Vanilla Custard powder
  • Milk
  • Apple diced
  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Saffron
  • Sugar
  • Peeled orange segments

How To Make:

  1. Heat a pan and boil rice in milk.
  2. Make a mix of milk and custard powder in a pan.
  3. Prepare the fruits and dice them. Discard seeds and peels.
  4. Heat butter and add the fruits and sugar.
  5. Cook till the fruits are tender.
  6. Pour the custard powder to milk and rice.
  7. Add the remaining amount of sugar to kheer.
  8. At last, mix the softened fruits to the kheer.
  9. Serve chilled with fruit slices on top.

15. Mixed Fruit Rice Kheer:

This kheer recipe is ideal for fruit lovers. And not to mention it is healthy too! Your kids will love it for sure!


  • Milk
  • Washed and soaked rice
  • Cardamom powder
  • Sugar
  • Saffron, crushed
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Peeled Apple
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Dates cut in pieces

How To Make:

  1. At first, crush the pistachios and almonds finely.
  2. Boil the rice in water.
  3. Drain the rice and allow it to cool.
  4. Then heat the milk and add rice.
  5. Keep on boiling the mixture and stir at times.
  6. When the mixture is thick, add the fruits and sugar to it.
  7. Ensure everything is mixed and a creamy consistency is there.
  8. You should serve it chilled with fruit garnishing on top.

These simple rice kheer recipes will make you a star in your friend circle. The next time you throw a party, be sure you dish out a cauldron of rice kheer, and do not be surprised if that is all your guests want to be eating!

Share with us any other recipe for rice kheer that we may have missed and also your ideas of how we can make the kheer more delicious and appetizing! Comment in the box below!

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Maanasi Radhakrishnan

I have been an ardent book lover since childhood. I have always had a penchant to writing, and enjoy simplifying the most complex of ho-hum subjects and making them interesting reads!When not writing, I also enjoy travelling, and particularly wish to trot the globe someday!