Rosewater Rice Pudding

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This very simple Rosewater Rice Pudding recipe (also known as firni) is a traditional Indian dessert and tastes divine.  I often get asked what the difference is between kheer and firni.  Kheer is made with whole Basmati rice, whereas firni, a smoother version is made with ground rice.

I have adapted this recipe to make it as healthy as possible without compromising on taste.  The rosewater and vanilla give it a slight twist to the original.  So easy to make and if left overnight in the fridge, it tastes even better!

Rosewater Rice Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2
This is a very simple Indian dessert. I make it with semi-skimmed milk and sweetener instead of full fat milk and sugar. You won't notice the difference!
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50g rice flour
  • 3 tbsp sweetener eg Splenda, Truvia or 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rosewater (optional
  • 2 unsalted pistachios (optional)
  1. Pour milk in pan and stir in rice flour, sweetener and vanilla
  2. On a low heat whisk the mixture for 10 minutes to prevent lumps
  3. Stir in rosewater
  4. Crush pistachios
  5. Place a dollop of mixture on saucers and sprinkle with crushed pistachios
  6. Refrigerate for an hour
You can make this with just three ingredients: milk, sugar and ground rice,so don't delay if you don't have all of the other ingredients.


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