Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
From "The Indian Slow Cooker" by Anupy Singla. This recipe makes a somewhat thin rice pudding, with the delicious taste of cardamon. The slow cooker makes it easy. The original recipe called for vegetable oil, but I used ghee instead. The recipe is vegan if you use soy milk. To make half the recipe, use a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup white basmati rice, washed and drained
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup sugar or 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon green cardamom seed, lightly crushed
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 8 cups milk or 8 cups soymilk
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds or 2 tablespoons pistachios
- Coat the bottom and sides of a 5 quart slow cooker with vegetable oil.
- Put the rice, sugar, cardamon seeds, raisins and milk in the slow cooker. If using agave nectar, add it towards the end, as it will make the dish pinkish-brown in color. Note: I used only half of the cardamon seeds and that was plenty flavorful for me.
- Cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring once or twice. Be careful not to let it overcook, as the milk will separate. (I found mine a bit too thin at the end of three hours and cooked another 30 minutes with the top off, but I have an old slow cooker).
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts and serve, hot or cold. It will thicken as it cools.
I made this yesterday for DH who loves rice pudding. While he said that it wasn't his all time favorite (he would have liked cinnamon and a lot more raisins) he managed to dispatch a mighty big bowl of it with no difficulty. I didn't have any because I used real sugar in it but the aroma was lovely and ease of preparation is unbeatable. I'll use this recipe again but swap cinnamon for the cardamom as I really make rice pudding for him.
Very good and different from the usual rice pudding, however I think this will also be great as breakfast served cold. Thanks for sharing!