RICE: Chai flavored rice pudding

Chai flavored rice pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
This recipe was inspired by a dessert I had in India years ago. It was the first time I encountered the combination of cardamom and pistachios. The combination is such a favorite now that I even sprinkle cardamom and pistachios onto vanilla ice cream.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
  • 1 c cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 t vanilla essence
  • 1/2 t cardamom
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ginger
  • pinch black pepper
  • 2 T pistachios
  1. Combine rice, milk, sugar, and spices (cardamom through black pepper) in saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, checking occasionally to ensure the pudding is not scorching.
  3. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla, then simmer another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour until cold.
  5. Chop pistachios.
  6. When rice pudding is cold, spoon into serving bowls and top with pistachios.
Recipe Notes

Short grain rice, like risotto or sushi rice, gives the creamiest rice pudding.

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