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Kheer: Saffron Supreme

This decadent dessert is a creamy and comforting Indian classic! Rice pudding is simmered slowly with coconut milk, infused with aromatic saffron threads, and sweetened with a touch of sugar. Topped with a sprinkling of slivered almonds, this dish is a true saffron-infused supreme that will warm your soul and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tasty Team
Kheer: Saffron Supreme


for 2 servings

  • ¼ cup basmati rice (53 g), broken
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (500 mL), or whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron thread, a pinch
  • golden raisin, for garnish
  • slivered almond, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 618
  • Fat 42g
  • Carbs 58g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 32g
  • Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 20–30 minutes, then drain.
  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, combine the coconut milk and cardamom. Bring the milk to a gentle simmer, then add the drained rice. Simmer, stirring occasionally so the rice does not stick to the bottom, until the milk is reduced by half and the rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the saffron threads.
  4. Serve the kheer topped with golden raisins and slivered almonds.
  5. Enjoy!
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Kheer: Saffron Supreme