Apr 14, 2011

Brown rice payasam

Happy Tamil new year to all the readers of Creative Saga. All the very best wishes for a very happy and prosperous year!!!
         When I started  replacing white rice with brown rice , my hubby asked me to try payasam with it. He said some temples in Kerala offer brown rice payasam as prasadam(offering or neivedyam) and it tastes quite delicious. It was in my mind for sometime and I tried this recently during a religious get together. Everyone loved it a lot. It actually tasted even better than the usual paal payasam because of the nutty taste of the brown rice.You can reduce the quantity of sugar and add condensed milk for a richer taste.
brown rice payasam
Brown rice- 3/4cup (I used brown basmati, but short grains can be used)
Milk- 1litre(boiled) (I used full fat milk)
Sugar- 1 1/2 cup(Adjust according to your taste)
Nuts- 1/2 cup( I used chopped cashews,almonds,pistachios and raisins)

   Soak the brown rice in water for around 2 hours. Cook it in a pressure cooker till it becomes soft (but still has a nutty flavour). Now heat the ghee in a pan. Add the nuts and saute till they turn a light brown. Remove them from pan and keep them aside. Now add the cooked brown rice in the same pan. Add the sugar and mix well with the rice. Now add the boiled milk. Mix well and keep stirring till the quantity of milk reduces to 3/4th and the pudding thickens. Add the nuts and mix well. Serve warm or chilled. I personally prefer when it is slightly chilled.
           The payasam thickens more with time. So add more milk to it if you feel before serving.
brown rice payasam
I am sending this to Priya who is hosting "sweets with rice event".
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