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Here’s a wholesome dessert or snack that’s similar to rice pudding. It’s easy to make and can be garnished with any assortment of nuts, dried fruit or even a bit of chopped dark chocolate.

Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
25 minutes
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Recipe by BC Dairy Association


  • Saucepan
  • Stove
  • Spoon


  • 4 cups (1 L) milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) basmati rice
  • 1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom
  • Pinch saffron
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pistachios


  • Garnish with almonds, cashews, cranberries or toasted coconut.
  • Replace cardamom with ground cinnamon or nutmeg, or a pinch of saffron threads.


  1. In saucepan set over medium heat, combine milk and rice; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until rice is tender but still toothsome.
  2. Stir in condensed milk, raisins, cardamom and saffron; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Spoon into bowls and top with pistachios.

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