Looking for a comforting and delicious dessert? Look no further than this homemade cardamom rice pudding! Made with aromatic basmati rice, creamy milk and cream, and infused with the warm and floral flavor of crushed cardamom pods, this pudding is the perfect way to end a meal.
Cardamom Rice Pudding Recipe
For a comforting dessert, cook rice in a mixture of milk, water, and crushed cardamom pods. Once the rice is cooked, add sugar and raisins, and cook until thickened. Serve warm or chilled.
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3-4 green cardamom pods, crushed
1 tsp vanilla extract
Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the rice, stir, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 18 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Then fluff the rice with a fork.
In a separate saucepan, combine the milk, cream, sugar, salt, and crushed cardamom pods. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Stir in the cooked rice and raisins (if using) and cook, stirring frequently, until the pudding thickens and the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Serve warm or chilled, garnished with additional raisins or a sprinkle of ground cardamom, if desired.
- Before serving, you can also add chopped nuts like almonds, cashews or pistachios to give a crunchy and nutty flavor.
- It's also a good source of calcium, potassium, and other essential vitamins and minerals.
- It's important to note that this dish is high in fat and calories, so it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
- It's recommended to consult a nutritionist or a dietitian to get a personalized nutrition plan and to have a better idea of the daily % of the macronutrients and micronutrients that you need.
- Serving Size
- per serving
- 15 grams
- 50 grams
- 8 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 10 grams
- 125 milligrams
- 2 grams
- 25 grams