The Last Hooray with the Phlips Jamie Oliver HomeCooker
Yes I have been a busy bee trying out a few recipes using the Jamie Oliver Philips HomeCooker and this recipe really turned out “Voila” and without any extra effort.
There are rice puddings and there are rice puddings and there is Kheer-the Indian variation-many people make this dish however each of them have their own versions. I make mine like my gran used to – and now when I think about it literally looks like Risotto, but made with finer rice.
I still remember her saying in Gujarati and interpreted into English it means – “cooking slowly on low heat-means enhancing the flavours and cooking on high means burning”, she also said a whole lot of stirring was good for the arms, and when I make Kheer I am reminded of all these tips of hers. My sons love kheer however it has to be made like “BA” made it (they called my grandmother “BA”)
Making it her way is tedious and takes up a lot of time, so I decided to try it in the Philips HomeCooker and even if I do say so myself-this came as close to “BA’s” version as you going to get. The taste and texture that you get from slow cooking the milk and rice together, is just phenomenal. Heres how I did it with very little effort and the Philips HomeCooker
Kheer/Rice Pudding (Serves 6)
125ml basmati rice (washed)
1 cans low fat Ideal Milk
2ml saffron strands (steeped in about 30ml of warm milk)
7ml elachie (cardamom powder)
65ml flaked almonds (approximate measures—add as much as you like)
65ml sliced pistachios (approximate measures-add as much as you like
1 can condense milk
30ml coloured slivered almonds for garnish