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Preparation Time : 360
Cook Time : 45
Total Time : 405
1 cup black rice
4 cups milk
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 bay leaf
2-3 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon assorted nuts to garnish
4 cups of water
Clean, wash and soak black rice for 5-6 hours or overnight.
Drain the water and place rice to a heavy bottomed saucepan.
Add 4 cups of water and bay leaf and place in the stove top at high heat.
Bring the rice to boil, then reduce heat and simmer.
Simmer for about half an hour or till the rice is tender. Stir frequently in between.
Black Rice is harder than other rice, so it will take longer time to cook. If you cook rice with milk instead of milk then rice will not be cooked properly.
When rice becomes tender add the milk and give it a good mix.
Add cardamom pods.
Bring to boil and again simmer for 5 minutes.
With the help of a whisk , mix thoroughly to form a kheer like consistency.
Add sugar and continue to whisk.
The kheer will be now pink color creamy consistency.
Before removing from heat check the sweetness, add more sugar if necessary.
Transfer in serving bowl and garnish with some crushed nuts.
Serve in room temperature
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