Samak Rice Kheer or Pudding is very similar to Rice Kheer except that it takes less time to make it. Samak rice is a fruit and not a cereal and that’s why it can be eaten in fasts. It is very easy to digest and tastes very much like rice.
|Preparation Time:||40 minutes|
|Samak rice (sama ke chawal)||1/4 cup|
|Full Cream Milk||1 litre|
|Cashews, Raisins and Almonds||About 10 each|
|Small cardamom (choti elaichi)||3-4|
- Wash samak rice a few times and soak in water for about 30 minutes.
- Soak almonds in hot water for 5 minutes. Peel them and chop them. Chop the cashews also.
- Peel the cardamoms, and grind the seeds. Keep aside.
- Boil full cream milk in a wok. Once it boils, add the soaked rice without the water. Lower the heat and let it cook for 30 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes so that it does not get stuck at the bottom.
- Add all the nuts in the wok and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
- If the rice feels soft, add the sugar and the ground cardamom. Stir till the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat.
- Samak Rice Kheer or Pudding is ready. Once it cools down, store in refrigerator and serve it chilled.
- The wok should have a thick bottom otherwise the milk will burn.
- Kheer becomes thick after becoming cold so don’t make it too thick when cooking. If it becomes too thick to eat, add some boiled milk just before serving.
- Feel free to add or remove any nuts you like.
- Samak Rice is also known as Jungle Rice, Bhagar, Samo, Varicha tandul and Echinocloa colona. It is high on calcium, potassium, phosphorus and amino acids except lysine.