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What is Kheer? Darn, I was hoping you could tell me… one sec, let me Google it… Alright, what I found out is that it is a rice pudding made by boiling rice or broken wheat with milk and sugar, and flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, and either cashew, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or also consumed alone as a dessert. Right up my alley! A guiltless dessert! I am learning new stuff every day and I love it! After viewing the cooked version, I decided that it would be easy enough to convert to raw. Personally, I cooked my quinoa because my body digests it better. But that is just me. You can easily make this recipe with sprouted quinoa. That is the beauty of eating healthy, you can modify recipes to work uniquely for you!
To be honest, this dish alone would be a fantastic meal for me. I have never been one of those eaters that needs three or four different foods in a meal. I have always kind of been a mono eater in many ways. To give you an idea, many years ago when I was working in the home medical equipment field, I use to bring my own lunches to work. Every day for one and half years, for .56 cents a day (yep, I figured it out) I ate instant grits with a spoonful of peanut butter and raisins! I loved it and never tired of it. Ahh, those were the days. haha Anyway, this dish reminds me of rice pudding along with all the wonderful textures of crunchy nuts and chewy raisins. The spices meld together in the milk and trust me after that last bite, I promise you, you will be raising that bowl to your lips to get that very last drop! Not that I have done that… who me? hehe Enjoy. Oh, if you can’t eat nuts you can replace them with sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you would like.
Prepare cooked quinoa: