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November 4, 2017

Bamboo Rice Kheer | Moongil Arisi Payasam

Bamboo rice though looks like wheat but richer in protein and has rich source of Vitamin B.  They are very beneficial for removing joint pains and controlling blood sugar.  This delicious kheer can be made using jaggery / sugar / coconut milk.  To make this kheer, pressure cook the rice and then with milk, sugar, nuts, cardamom powder till desired consistency. This payasam is really thick and delicious which can be served warm or chilled.

Ingredients :

  1. Bamboo rice - 1/4 cup
  2. Milk - 4 cups
  3. Nuts (Cashew nuts, almonds, pistachio)
  4. Saffron, few strands
  5. Sugar to taste
  6. Cardamom powder
  7. Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method :

1.  Wash rice and soak it over night or atleast 4 hours.  Pulse the bamboo rice in the mixer for few seconds (To grind them coarsely).

2.  Pressure cook the bamboo rice with one cup of milk.

3.  Heat ghee in the pan, roast the nuts and keep aside.

4.  Boil 3 cups of milk along with the cooked rice.  Add sugar and saffron strands.

5.  Cook till desired consistency and finally, add cardamom powder.

6.  Garnish it with roasted nuts.

Serve warm or cold.

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