Red Rice payasam is a delicious rice pudding mainly made with red rice and milk. I have cooked it in pressure cooker as red rice takes more time to cook than regular white rice. You can serve this dessert warm or chilled garnished with some roasted nuts and raisins.
red rice – 1/4 cup
Cashews/raisins – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Milk – 6 cups
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
1) Wash the red rice and drain the water and coarse grind rice in dry grinder.
2) Fry some cashews and raisins in 1 tsp ghee and keep it aside.
3) Now add milk in pressure cooker and when it starts boiling add sugar and rice and cook it on low flame for few minutes. Close the cooker and keep it on low flame and let it cook for 1-2 whistles.
4) When pressure comes down open the cooker and add fried cashews, raisins and cardamom powder. If you feel that its too thick add more milk and mix it well. Serve it hot or cold..
Tip: Drop a steel small plate or spoon in your cooker to ensure that milk does not spill.