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Rice-Khajoor Kheer (Rice Pudding with Dates)


- 1/3 cup uncooked rice

- 16 oz can of low fat evaporated milk

- 2 tsp sugar

- 1 cup water

- 12 to 15 almonds

- 1/3 cup khajoor/dates finely chopped

- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

- Pinch of saffron, toasted and crushed

- Pinch of salt


Wash the rice thoroughly, drain and let the wet rice stand for a couple of hours. Soak the almonds in warm water for a couple of hours, then peel the skin and sliver. Bring the water to a boil in a thick bottomed pan and pour the rice in. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then turn the heat to medium low and let the rice cook well till most of the water evaporates and it starts becoming translucent. Then add the milk, sugar, salt, almonds, cardamom, saffron and almond slivers. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and let it simmer until the kheer starts to thicken. At that point, add the khajoor pieces. Turn off the heat and let the kheer soak and thicken for a while. I like the thick creamy kheer but if thinner version is desired, add a splash of milk just before serving.