Samak rice or Barnyard millet is not rice but a millet which is rich in fiber, gluten free and a very nutritious seed. Samak rice can be eaten when one is fasting as grains are avoided during fasts.
- ½ cup Samak Rice
- 1.5 ltrs Milk
- ¼ cup Coconut – grated
- ½ cup Sugar (you can add more if you want it sweeter)
- 4 to 5 Cardamom – crushed in a mortar and pestle
- ½ cup Dry fruits (I have used raisins and cashewnuts you can use any nuts of your choice)
- Wash and soak the samak rice in enough water for atleast 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes drain and keep it aside.
- Now let’s make the kheer
- Take a heavy bottomed pan and heat milk.
- Bring the milk to a boil and reduce the flame and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Keep stirring the milk on low flame and reduce the milk by one-fourth.
- Add the samak rice and cook on low flame stirring occasionally.
- Samak rice though tiny takes about 15 to 20 minutes to cook on low flame.
- Once the rice is half cooked add the grated coconut and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add sugar and mix well so that all the sugar dissolves.
- Add crushed cardamom and mix well.
- Lastly add the dry fruits.
- Mix it all well and let it simmer for a minute.
- Samak kheer is now ready to serve, you can serve this kheer warm or chill it in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
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