Rice Kheer / Ari Payasam is a very easy to make and quick sweet recepie. We usually make this for any occasion. This time I prepared it for my Hubby’s birthday.

In South India , we use small broken rice for this recepie ,whereas in North India Basmati rice is preferred. Here I have used Basmati rice but it can be substituted with any other rice.

I have used melted jaggery and raw sugar as sweeteners; condensed milk if added adds on more taste to the recepie.

Let’s checkout the detailed recepie below 👇

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 5


  • Basmati rice: 1/2 cup
  • Milk: 3 cups
  • Sugar: 4 tbsp
  • Jaggery: 1/4 cup grated
  • Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
  • Dry ginger powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Rosewater: 1 tsp
  • Cashews: 1/4 cup halved
  • Raisins: few
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp


  • Soak rice for 30 mins.
  • Heat 1 cup of water ,to this add the grated jaggery. Let it melt and form semi sticky. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  • Boil 3 cups of full fat milk with 2 cups of hot water.
  • Add soaked rice to the milk and keep stirring continuously till rice gets cooked. It will take around 15 to 20 mins.
  • Add sugar , Cardamom powder,dry ginger powder,rose water and mix well. Cook for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Switch off the flame and add the melted jaggery and give it a mix.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a wok, add cashews and raisins and toss till cashews turn golden brown. Pour this into the kheer / payasam and mix.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

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