Microwave Rice Pudding [Kheer]

Microwave Rice Pudding [Kheer]

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 1/4 cup rice basmati
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbps almonds sliced
  • 2 green cardamoms crushed


  • Wash the rice thoroughly in several changes of water.
  • Soak in plenty of water for half an hour. Drain the water.
  • Place rice, milk and cardamoms in a 12-cup capacity or larger microwave-safe container.
  • Microwave on high, uncovered, for 12 minutes.
  • Stir and microwave on medium for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally . Add sugar and mix well.
  • Distribute the pudding into 4 serving dishes and garnish with raisins and almonds.
  • Chill for 4 hours before serving.


  • The recipe is much more convenient than the stove-top method. However, microwave power and time may vary so its better to check the pudding frequently and note down exact time first time for future use.
  • The container should be big enough to avoiding spilling of milk after it boils.