Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

This Kheer recipe is an Indian dessert that is especially made on auspicious days. It is a rice pudding, which is a traditional South Asian sweet dish. The dessert can be flavored or garnished with raisins, crushed almonds or cashews.

Submitted by: Manisha Yadav, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women's Health


  • 1/4 cup short grain white rice
  • 4 cups 1 percent milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • First half boil the rice.
  • Boil milk on stove and add the half boiled rice to the boiling milk.
  • Keep on low to medium flame for 30 minutes.
  • Add sugar as per taste.
  • Serving suggestions: serve warm or keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours and serve cold.

Recipe makes 8 servings

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 100 calories
  • 1g total fat
  • 17g carbohydrates
  • 12g sugar
  • 5 g protein

If you substitute 1/4 cup sugar for 1/8 cup Splenda:

  • 80 calories
  • 1g fat
  • 11g carbohydrates
  • 6g sugar
  • 5g protein