Well my computer at home has been crapping out on me again. I might need to bite the bullet and just get a new one.
I wish that this didn’t happen the same month that I had to bite the bullet and get myself new tires. It’s turning out to be an very expensive month! Good thing I’ve been cooking at home a lot. Now I affordability is driving me to eat even more at home yay!
Back to the new recipe. Kheer is an Indian dessert that’s similar to a sweet rice porridge with dried fruits and some nuts. My idea was to boil rice in an excessive amount of sweet liquid. Add dried fruits and nuts and let stew for at least 2 hours. I’m really excited with how this turned out. I had a friend sample it and she FREAKED OUT. At first I thought she was just being nice but she ate a huge bowl of it. You don’t eat a HUGE bowl of dessert unless you genuinely enjoy it. I made to different batches with 2 different base liquids. This is the recipe that my friend enjoyed. To be fair she didn’t try the first version because I ate it all myself lol.
½ cup brown rice
1 cup amasake (or coconut milk)
1 cup water
¼ to ½ cup of blanched sliced almonds
½ cup dried fruit (I used cherry and raisin)
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod (optional- you can use 2 teaspoons extract instead)
2 teaspoons agave (optional)
1st wash your rice with cold water at least 2 times to remove any dust or dirt it may have picked up on the way. Combine all rice, liquid and spices in a sturdy pot and let simmer for 1 hour. After an hour check the liquid levels (you may need to add more) and add the dried fruits and nuts. Let simmer for another hour more on low heat and you’re done. I like this beset cold but it can be eaten warm as well.
I just watched one of my netflix while this simmered away. Half way through I took an intermission break and by the time the movie was over, the dessert was done cooking.
Let me know how it turns out for you! I’ve loved it so far. Talk to you from my new computer soon